Jeans, Tank, Sweater

That’s right. I have not one, not two, but THREE refashions for you today: A pair of jeans, a tank top, and a sweater.Β  Respectively.

We’ll begin with the Jeans

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I’ve always wanted Lee jeans!

I’m not a “light” wash denim kind of gal. These Jeans fit me PERFECTLY and only cost me .99 at Goodwill! Perfect fitting pants almost NEVER happen with A Pear-shaped gal such as I. I really wanted to have some fun with these though, so into a dye bath of black and purple they went!

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😦

Apparently, my “Rules, Schmules” attitude does come back to bite me in the butt when it comes to dye…

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Yeah… could’ve handled this one better…
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At least the rogue sock turned out nice

No biggie…Β  just dye them again. Only this time I soaked them in “Navy” dye. Wouldn’t cha know… the result was much better πŸ™‚

All will be revealed in the final after picture. In the meantime, let’s get to that tank, shall we?

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This was already in my wardrobe. I got it from Maurice’s a bazillion years ago and believe me when I say I’ve worn it to death! I chopped off the bottom lace detail (I’m only 5’2, so even though it’s super pretty it was too long) and gave the raw edge a rolled hem. The entire process took 3 minutes. Then, I decided to spice up the dingy color with a dye job. I soaked this one in Fucshia RIT dye.

For my 3rd refashion, I dug through the archives of my own and former plus sized closet and found this:

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This was a staple in my wardrobe circa 2005-2008. I wore it with everything. Cardigans are a “building” piece in any wardrobe and never go out of style. I just had to tweak it… and, I’m kind of on a vintage kick right now and I love the detail on the shoulders. Sidebar: Isn’t it fun how styles we used to hate come back in style and we love them again? …just a happy observation.

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I took it in on each side 2″… a basic straight stitch was all I used. I have my lazy moments, and I’m not ashamed to say it… Then, I chopped off about 7″ from the sleeves and manually just pulled them so they would “curl” with their natural fibers. No hemming necessary.

And, that’s it!!! 3 SUPER easy refashions πŸ™‚

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“Happy, happy, happy” <–bonus points to the people who get that.

Jeans: It’s amazing how great dye jobs turn out when you READ the directions πŸ™‚

Tank: I LOVE that the lace was the only material to take to the dye; that was an unexpected surprise. P.S. “Petal” pink is said to be the hot on-trend color this season. Pastels for fall? Who would’ve drempt that one?

Sweater:Β  I’ve worn the cardigan at least a million times (I did this one a while ago…)

In summation, as hubs would say, I have 3 wardrobe “staple” pieces that can be worn all together or separately. The possibilities are endless! And, I did it all for only .99 cents (…and a couple bottles of dye).

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