Hello on this fine Sunday!
The weather was fine here with a bit of cloud. The sun filtered through the clouds; the fresh air filled my lungs and I felt refreshed and exhilarated. We spent most of the day outdoors. My hubby ( now promoted to Blog Manager) took the opportunity to take pictures of my 2 tops made from an old dress.
I bought this stunning dress 8 years ago but only wore twice! It cost me £79 which at the time was a lot of money for me (it still is). But that print! I loved and still love the print!
After reading the brilliant book by Marie Kondo on the magic of tidying up, I have been slowly going through my clothes and came across the dress. It sparked joy so I decided to reuse the fabric. The fabric is cotton jersey which is so soft and comfortable on the skin.
Two tops emerged – a halter neck top showing loads of shoulder cleaveage and a springy high low peplum full of moxie.
The process involved Googling “making a peplum” which led me to this tutorial on Youtube that does freehand patterns. Once I started cutting it was done in two shakes of a lambs tail. I drafted the little cap sleeves. For this refashion I just went with the flow trying hard not to overthink and be precious about the fabric.
The verdict – Not bad at all. I love these tops! They will be worn a lot more than the dress.
Have you refashioned anything recently? Know any refashioning resources, share in comments below please. I have some more voluminous clothes earmarked for refashioning 😉
Here are some outakes of me having a ball. Most of the blog pictures are stiff (self conscious). These are a little more reflective of my energetic self! And an outtake of my 3 littlest ones who truly believe the sun shines out of my bum 🙂
Until next time! Happy sewing everyone!