I’ve been refashioning for a while. As I’ve stated in earlier posts, this has not come “naturally” to me 🙂 I’m not oozing with talent and creativity like my sister refashionistas. I’m still trying to find my niche with it. So, it comes as no shock to you that I mess up All. The. Time! That being said, let’s get to today’s item.
This is a lovely blouse that comes from my second place of employment. I can’t mention the name of that store… if I did, I’d have to kill you. I can tell you it’s a plus size establishment and that we have wicked awesome clothes. This style has been around for a year or so and every season it comes out in a funky new print. I didn’t take a “before” picture of me wearing it, but I do have this:
Imagine this print on the above photo 🙂 That’s what this used to look like. I refashioned this bad boy (it was my second refash ever!) and I turned it from a 5X that I got on crazy clearance, into this halter top. Do you see the straps at the neckline?
I wore it a few times to work (with a shrug, of course) and I found the neckline to be a bit too stifling! I didn’t quite cut enough out of the arms and the sleeves dug into my armpits giving me those gross deodorant stains. And, the neckline itself was just too tight for my liking… I was a bit depressed. I really loved this shirt and I thought, “Great, yet another refashion I totally botched!”
But then I remembered a trick the refashionista herself did! I could just cut off the gross halter part, sew a casing and add elastic! Voila. Problem solved… Unfortunately, I’ve never used elastic before in my life… So, of course, I searched her site for every post she ever did using elastic. This is actually one of many she’s done. She’s a seasoned pro and I’m just a wannabe novice!
Miracle of miracles, I did it! 🙂
Do you see the glorious elastic at the top? Well, actually you shouldn’t because it’s in a casing but… you know what I mean.
I hate all my pictures, but I like the side view 🙂
If I had to give any advice to my fellow wannabe refashionistas out there it would be to take your time; no shortcuts 🙂 And, if at first you don’t succeed…