Flow-y Oriental top

This blog is still in its inception. I know that I’m not going to turn into a Julie & Julia sensation overnight… or even at all. Eventually, I hope someone out there sees my little blog and might one day view it as inspiration. Until then, I’m posting all my crappy refashions first πŸ™‚ Let’s take a look at Exhibit A, shall we?

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Hello, flowy Oriental (..is that offensive???) top

I’ve briefly mentioned that I used to be much larger than I am currently (In depth blog on Saturday to explain more). This was yet another favorite piece of mine from ’03 and ’04.

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Lane Bryant, baby. Gotta love it.

No, but seriously I shopped at Lane Bryant religiously from Jr. High until age 26. Big girls deserve to look good, too. And LB, as I lovingly refer to it, did and does just that. I am no longer a 14/16, so altering was in order.

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See those cream colored embroidery wannabe designs? Buh bye

I did not want to contend with the drawstring thingies on the arms. And though I loved this shirt (um, ten years ago!) it obviously needed updating. After I chopped these off, I took the sides and sleeves in (no pic) about 2 inches on each side. All that was left to do was take care of the raw edges of the bottom and sleeves from the above chops πŸ™‚

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Raw edge, meet rolled hem foot. I think you’ll hit it off.

I LOVE doing rolled hems. It’s a bit tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it’s awesome! You can see from the picture that the rolled hem foot will roll the raw edge of the fabric for you and finish it to a dainty, beautiful little hem. The finished product is very nice. What I love about it is that you don’t need to pin and measure. You just feed the raw edge through the foot and it does all the work for you. With thin/sheer/delicate material like what I’m working with here, it especially comes in handy. Rolled hem foot, people. Just get one!

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Do you SEE it??? πŸ™‚

So, this was a relatively simple refash… however, I didn’t really care for the end product 😦

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Eh

It’s okay… but nothing super wonderful. I actually think I took it in just a little too much. It was a bit tight for my liking.

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I’m awkward in my pictures πŸ™‚ HATE my pics. Who doesn’t tho, right?

I wore this to a Valentine’s Day dinner date with Hubs. He liked it… at least he said he did lol.

Better refashes to come!

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