Today, unfortunately, I conclude my vacation series 😦
The good news is, this may be my most favorite refashion to date 🙂
I’ve had this dress all Summer and I had a bit of refashioner’s block… until I got THIS in the mail:
One of my favorite refashions she does in this book is the “Vine and Dine” dress. She does a lot of great stuff to that dress, but my favorite part is the cold-shoulder sleeves! I had to copy it 🙂
I began with a chop
I cut this scrap at one of the side seams to get 2 panels of fabric.
As for the rest of the refashion, I followed my own steps. Keeping that in mind, I don’t feel bad sharing my processes with you (as they’re mine and not, er, “Plagiarized” for lack of a better term).
I finished the 2 raw edges on each of the 2 panels of this scrap fabric (that cutting them apart left behind).
Then, to give them the open “cold-shoulder” effect, I top stitched the bottom of the sleeves.
Now, I have to sew the sleeve into the garment.
Now, this is a “cold-shoulder” sleeve (in case you forgot…), so I left a gap at the shoulder seam. That made the pinning process a little trickier than it typically is with sleeves… but I got it to match up perfectly!
I absolutely love this blouse, you guys. To finish my shirt, I just gave the bottom raw edge a rolled hem.
I took a LOT of pics of this one, y’all. I just love it so much.
This is such a fun blouse. I never would’ve made it had I not been inspired by Beth’s “Vine and Dine” dress from her Refashion Handbook.
Thank you again, Beth for the Refashion Handbook! I might not have ever made this Vine and Dine Inspired Blouse
I can’t think of a better way to finish my Vacay refashions than with my most favorite refashion EVER!