Saturday, October 15, 2011

Feeling Thrifty

So... I have been seriously into thrift shopping for the past year and I've done some skirts from mens dress shirts when I first got my sewing machine but, in a way I guess they were just a way for me to pratcice and experiment with my new toy,lol because I hardly ever wore ANY of them.
But, since then I have resolved to make pieces I know that i'll wear and I feel like I've hit the nail on the head with this one!
I was at the Salvation Army a few months ago and I picked up this really long,oversized green checkered dress,thinking that I'd just do a simple update by taking it in and making it shorter...

But once I reached that point I realized that I wasn't satisfied with the result...I wanted something different than the usual and a more dramatic change.So I played around with it and I ended up with this..

I figured I would get more wear out of top than a dress or skirt so I ended up making this off the shoulder top with a tie in the back and patch pockets!

I L.O.V.E this top and I have worn it 3 times so far which is a good start for me compared to the 0 times I have worn some of my other projects.


  1. I really like what you did with the neckline. Looks very good.