It’s been a while since I’ve done an actual refashion… I just haven’t been in the mood 😦 #Winter
This was .50 cents at my favorite local thrift store. It looked very clean/new and warm! Despite the fact green is my favorite color, though, I didn’t think this particular shade was seasonally appropriate… This is a very Summer inspired color, no? Yet it’s a winter garment. I was a bit confused.
Despite my better judgement, I gave it a dye bath in some dark green RIT dye.
I have had NO success dying anything lately. In fact, I dare say the ONLY thing I’ve ever dyed that turned out great was this teal sweater so my hopes weren’t high…
Just deepening the green really made a difference. I just had to take it in a bit. I seam ripped the zipper out because I had intended to sew it shut and wear this as a pull-over.
Unfortunately… I think I took it in a wee bit too much. I could’ve sewn the front down, but it would’ve been very form fitting at my hips/thighs (the LARGEST part of my body!) and the pockets would’ve amplified that times infinity so I decided to wear it as a shrug.
The pockets were a bit too complicated to seam rip out without completely destroying the integrity of the garment, so I was kinda stuck with this.
I headed outside to get some better pics.
With my skinny jeans and flats I dare say this look is Audrey Hepburn-esque! I know that’s a COMPLETE reach. No one can ever be as fabulous as Audrey…but an Accidental Seamstress can dream, can’t she?
Though it looks gorgeous outside, it was still CRAZY cold so I went back inside.
This was very warm. I wore it to work and was quite comfortable all day.
My favorite part of this outfit is actually that vintage brooch. I scored that at the same thrift shop for $2. Isn’t it lovely?
Does anyone else struggle with the “Winter Blues”??? If so, how do you deal with it?