Showing posts from July, 2016

Refashioning a White Button Front Shirt with a Ruffled White Eyelet Collar

Here's a refashion that I just performed over the weekend. Since we had high heat warnings, I felt the need to create something. A white button front shirt is one of those "basics" that I've been told that every woman "needs" in her wardrobe. I have had this button front shirt in my wardrobe for a little while now (a gift from Mom a couple years ago), and I thought it needed a little "tweak".

So, when I saw this top for $1.50 at the local Goodwill, I knew what to do. I loved the eyelet collar, but I was not a fan of it being sleeveless or thin fabric. I felt no guilt about cutting this sucka apart.

First, I took my handy seam ripper and removed that frumpy "boob pocket". Seriously, guys.... WHY give women shirt pockets like this???? They are NOT flattering or useful!!!!

I used the seam ripper and removed the entire collar and button front eyelet ruffles going down the front of the top. It is a nice, romantic, softening detail to a crisp,…

Crochet and Vintage Gauze Restyled and Upcycled Top

I found this sad cream colored top at a Goodwill by the Pound store. It was looking a little rough, but had potential. This is the front of the top.

This is the back. Really cute. 

I inherited this dress from my mom, when she passed last year. I really like the lightness, but it's really long and had some stains.

I cut the bottom tier off. You can see the lining left behind here.

I gathered that bottom tier and pinned it to the crochet part of the top.

I hand-sewed that bottom tier to that crocheted upper part. Then, I took out a roll of Stitch Witchery, and used it on the inside, between the lower tier and the crocheted part (the hem/ seam allowance area).

Then I used the iron-on seam tape on top of the frayable part of the inside gathered seams.

Here I am, modeling the finished product. It's perfectly light and floaty. It's great for summer.