I’m just going to start by letting the $0.50 subject of today’s refashion speak for itself…
But there’s more… an extra pair of shorts in case you just have to wear this two days in a row.
Then Mary got in on the action. Don’t we look cute?
I know you’re all dying to know who made this glorious outfit so you can buy one (or three) for yourself, but this is a homemade one-of-a-kind set. From time to time I’ll see homemade items at the thrift store and while I don’t understand this one (they saw this fabric and thought I want an ENTIRE outfit of this) I have respect for people who take the time to lovingly make their own garments. I wanted to add to the love they put forth in creating this.
First things first, this outfit took a soak in a dye bath of RIT Navy and Evening Blue.
The color was semi-muted after one bath, but I wanted to darken it up a little more so I soaked it a second time. Each time it soaked for approximately 30 minutes in 1/4 bottle navy and a splash of evening blue.
I turned the shirt inside out and cut across the shoulder seams to change the high scoop neck into a ballerina V.
Here’s a view of the shoulder before.
And after the cut.
I cut a V into the back of the shirt and pinned the new neckline down.
I brought the sides in two inches straight down and the sleeves were also fitted bringing them in about an inch on each.
I paired my new top with a navy pleated skirt that has been collecting dust in my closet. What do you think?
I’d say that this top is going to get a lot of use as the weather cools down. Any ideas as to what I should do with the shorts? I’m thinking about sewing them together and creating a really flowing skirt. I’m thinking poodle skirt shape/length. Who knows, that’s not for tonight and this week is going to be crazy! I need to buckle down and get a few things done in the lab/thesis department and my handsome fella’s birthday is Tuesday so it’s officially time to celebrate birthday week!