Saturday, June 16, 2012

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

Eek!  It's been a month since I lasted blogged.  Where has the time gone!?  Well, I whipped up a little somethin' somethin' last night that I want to share with you.

I picked up the original dress at a garage sale for $1.00

Sweet, right?

I've ho-hummed over what to do with this piece.  It was kind of fun as a dress but I finally decided I need more summer tops.  Plus, after making the top, I had the entire bottom left to make a skirt (later).

So I started by cutting the dress in half.

Then I cute the sleeves off.  Rather than seam rip (which I hate more than anything) I just cut those sleeves right off!  Even if they fray a little after washing, I really don't mind.  It adds to the character.  Or at least that's what I tell myself when I don't want to spend my entire night seam ripping.

Then I hemmed the bottom and took the sides in quite a bit and I was done.

I'm wearing the top as I type this blog.  I love it!  My husband complimented me immediately this morning so I know it's a winner.

I'm feelin' a little 60s style today, which I'm totally okay with.

What fun!

Now here's the full outfit rundown:
Top: $1 - garage sale and altered
Jeans: $11 - Forever 21
Shoes $3 - thrift store
Necklace $0 - gift
Headband $0 - scrap fabric


  1. That's a really summery top you've got there! Love the refashion :-)