Happy 1 year blogiversary to me! To celebrate this most momentous occasion, here are three new refashions and my outfit for today. I started with this top that I'd picked up for free at a community swap.
It had a rip at the neckline, and the top portion was quite worn out. It was also far too small for me, so I cut just below the empire waistline visible in the picture above. This left me with a very wide tube as there was quite a bit of pleating at the front. I finished off the raw edge as you see below, and that was that.
My next piece was this $2 thrifted sweater made of silk and cashmere...oh so cozy! It had wide bell-shaped sleeves, which I am not fond of, but was otherwise a great find.
The ends of the sleeves had this detail that suggested an idea to me, so I got to work. I cut off the ends of the sleeves approximately 6 inches from the ends.
I then grabbed this piece of ribbed knit that I'd removed from a previous refashion. I cut and sewed them to be just slightly smaller than the width of my sleeve ends.
My next step was to slide one inside each sleeve, right sides together, and sew along the raw edges first with a straight stitch (stretching it slightly as I went), then finish off the edges with a zigzag to keep it from unraveling.
Now I can wear these boot cuffs pulled tight or slouched beneath a pair of riding boots. And that little bit of embellishment is just the right touch for a winter's day!
I think they came out rather well...nothing like winter white with a bit of sparkle on a sunny (but cold) day!
The sweater then only required that I slim out the sleeves and finish off the hems. Now the sleeves are a perfect length just at the elbows. Paired with my new infinity scarf and boot cuffs, I've got a put together but very comfy look for a day of errands and sewing.
The length of the scarf allows for wrapping it twice, if I like, without being too bulky. Which means I can wear this at work as an accessory. Score!
My jeans are thrifted ($4) and my riding boots were purchased a few years ago for $75. Seeing as I'm only wearing them part of the day, my outfit either cost $6 or $81. ;)
Here's a look at the before and after shots:
Hope you've enjoyed these refashions, and thank you all for following along on this journey with me! Here's to another year...