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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Skirt to Shirt (Blouse)

Hello everyone!  Life has been above and beyond lately.  I feel so blessed to have so much and at the same time I've been a tad bit overwhelmed.  Anyhow, here's a little ditty of an accidental upcycle project.  I came across this wonderful skirt at a thrift store.  At the time I didn't try it on.  (Big mistake.)  Once I got it home and put it on I thought wow... this is horrible.  The design made my hips and thighs double the size.  So not cool.  How could I fix this?  I love the print and the colors were too beautiful to resist.  I really wanted to keep it.

Something clicked and I thought if I turned it upside down it would make a fabulous blouse!  Those ruffles will accent the neckline just right.  I immediately took charge and bravely whipped out the seam ripper.  It took letting out the seams on the sides for arm holes.  Next I stitched up the bottom to form the shoulders and neckline.  It was pretty easy and I love the results.

What do you think?  The ruffles are so girly and there's plenty of room in the bust area.  The elastic at the bottom create a nice poofed and tucked in look.  I am so glad that I was able to keep the skirt in the end... even if it's been repurposed into a blouse.

Thank you for visiting me today.  Next time you are thrifting and something catches you eye but it doesn't quite fit.  Try flipping it around.  You never know what will become of it!


Linking to "Whatever You Want Wednesday" over at Free Pretty Things for You.  
Hello EVERYONE.  Enjoy the party!


Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness, you are AMAZING! I love the print too! So glad you were able to save it :-)

Cassandra Kinaviaq Rae said...

Wow! Now that's thrifty and beautiful. You are wonderfully creative.

Kelli@MoreBangforYourBucks said...

Wow, that is seriously awesome! I also have the needs for "plenty of room in the bust." Great job!