This dress was one of dresses from my mother. I really loved it but I have such a hard time wearing anything that I can’t wear a bra with. I realize that there are strapless bras … but those suck. So it’s time for a refashion!
I love short sleeve tops because they are so versatile. I wear them the entire year with shorts, jeans, or skirts. If it’s cold, I throw on a sweater or a scarf on top to complete the look. But since I’ve been doing so many blog posts about refashioning tops into short sleeves, I thought I would do something different today.
I found this knit top during one of my thrifting store scouts. I love the kind of pleated detail in the front, but the top itself was too big and I wanted a summer top, not a winter top. So I decided to make it exactly what I wanted. 🙂
Salvation Army had its annual 50% off day and that’s the perfect day to pick up some great finds for your refashion collection! But I find that most people don’t head to the new section — anything with a tag still on it is marked up about 40% more than the used stuff. At 50% off, though, it makes it worth it. This vest is one of the things I found and today, I’m going to remake it into something better.
I love vests but a recent fashion trend (which I STILL don’t get!!!) is not to put buttons on the vest. Um, hello, cheap manufacturing?!?! My kids tell me “get over it” all the time, but it still bugs me. What if I want to close up the vest and wear it over a shirt, like, um, a vest is SUPPOSED to do? My solution to this vest, however, was to close it up permanently. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it the moment I saw it. Continue reading “Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt”→
I found this dress at the Salvation Army the other day. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with it, but it was a badly designed dress. Time to upcycle it into something I can wear: a skirt! Read the full remaking a dress into a skirt tutorial >>