When I found this little guy at the dollar-a-pound Goodwill, I was stoked!
As you can see, it’s a lovely little girl’s dress that I figured I could just wear as a top…no refashioning necessary. Yeah…no…as this is a garment intended for a small child, (not a grown woman pushing 30), that didn’t quite work out.
I managed to get one arm in, and that was it. No worries, as I am a refashionista. I can make this happen! I decided to make this into a flowy tank top for the evening.
Before I did any cutting, I safety-pinned the lining to the silky front in several places to make the rest of the refashioning process easier.
Now that the lining was secure, I made one big cut.
So far so good! Next, I took the raw edge, tucked it under, tucked it under again, (to keep it from fraying)pinned it, and sewed it down.
Now I needed some strappies to keep my tank top up. I briefly considered making straps from the leftover fabric, but went the lazy route instead. I always keep any finished scraps (ie, ties, sashes, etc) from dresses that I amputate in refashions, as they make excellent straps. I took this guy…
…and turned him into these guys…
Then I sewed them to my new top.
And Viola! I had an adorable top to wear for a fun evening of Trivi-YEAH and Karaoke!
Our Trivi-YEAH team was stacked with the greatest minds Columbia had to offer.
Sadly, Team “What About Bob?” (sans Bob) lost soundly. :(
I consoled myself with some loverly Mr B’s Goodtime Karaoke Explosion at Art Bar.
Fun Times! :)