Mote Marine Shirt

I just got back from vacation. 8 days goes by so fast in paradise… Usually, I wear several refashions when we go to Florida and will post about them when we get back. This trip was a little more laid back for us and, honestly, I was lazy. What are vacations for, right? πŸ™‚ This is the only refashion I have from our glorious week on Siesta Key.

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It’s not too shabs as-is. But I just didn’t care for the overall look… I took off the sleeves, shortened the length, and took it in a smidge at the side seams.

But it was still pretty boring… so I thought I’d make a sash from the scraps and play with decorative stitches πŸ™‚

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Magenta and aqua… me like.

The Satin Stitch foot is see-through and it has metal “plates” underneath it that help flatten out the fabric and keep it from sliding.

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Yeah, so after all of that… I thought it was just a little too tacky to wear lol. But I did finish all the hems with this aqua thread to tie it all in, and I did use a decorative stitch around the neckline to tie it all together (even though I discarded this sash completely…).

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See it? (Isn’t Muffin so cute?!) πŸ™‚

It was so NOT my intention to channel Ana from “Frozen” with this look… seriously.

Oh well.

This top was super light weight for temps in the upper 90s.

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My baby brother and his wife πŸ™‚

Number 4 (what I refer to my baby brother as), moved to Florida a year ago. It was great spending time with him while we were there.

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Visiting Mote Marine Aquarium is still a favorite. I’ve been there at least 100 times and I never get sick of it.

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Visual proof: 5’2 ish…
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Love the jellyfish

So many Aquatic wonders!

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I’m afraid this is the only refashion I have from our trip. I was having too much fun hanging out with my brother &muffin (of course!), watching Olympics, and relaxing at the beach to worry about refashioningΒ πŸ™‚

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Maybe when we go back in November for our Anniversary I’ll have more. In the meantime, Happy Refashioning!

8 thoughts on “Mote Marine Shirt

  1. Nice refashion; love the magenta and aqua. Thanks for sharing the vacation photos…the aquarium pics are fabulous πŸ™‚

  2. That top is SO MUCH prettier without the sleeves, and such gorgeous embroidery! That week seemed to fly by – but lovely to see you had such a good time, with family and acuatic creatures alike!

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