Friday, August 19, 2011

A lil' su'm su'm

So, I made couple things recently.  Thought I'd show you all.  I've been a bit busier since work started again.  But I have had some time for refashioning.  It's just that by the time I'm done refashioning, I don't quite have time to blog.  So, I'll go ahead and give you two at once.

The first is this darling top I found at an estate sale.

It belonged to an old lady.  I'm sure you're not surprised.

First things first; remove the sleeves.  It has been about a million degrees outside so sleeves just aren't happening right now.

After that I just hemmed the arm holes and took in the sides.  It became a super-cute summer top.

Next, I'll present this skirt:

I got this one at a thrift store for $1.25.  The color caught my eye.  And I think the print is really cool too.

I didn't have to do too much with this one.  I took in the waist and took a few inches off the bottom.  The hemming was a little tricky because it's pleated but I think the whole project took me less than an hour.

I love, love, love this skirt!  It's so comfortable and fun.  I've worn it three times in the last week.  I really feel like these pictures don't show quite how cute the skirt is.  You'll just have to stop me on the street when I'm wearing it :)


  1. Great finds. I really need to hit up estate sales for pieces. Great work! -C.C.