Crop Rotation

Trouser Dress
In Vest ing in the moment

This top was given to me recently from a local charity shop that is about to have a large impact on Year 2 of my bloggy blog (don’t you just loooove teasers???).

Looking rather plump.

As you can see, it doesn’t look all that great on me.  Also, the elastic on the bottom was all wonky and stretched out.

has seen its heyday

I looooove the funky print, super light fabric, and the neckline of this top; but I’m completely over the poofy shirt with an elastic waistband thing.  It makes everyone look fat and preggo, and I think it’s time to modernize this top a bit.

Inspired by all the crop tops (reminiscent of the late 80’s/Early 90’s,) I’ve been seeing making a comeback, I decided to quickly make this blah top a bit more hip.


Well, that was easy!  I decided to keep the bottom edge raw,  but I wanted to limit how much it could fray, and embellish it a bit.

The stitch that zigs!

As I’m closer to 30 than 20, I wasn’t quite ready to show the midriff just yet, so I layered my new top over a contrasting patterned tank, and an awesome skirt I scored at a recent clothing swap.

Oh hi.
Oh you know me! Just hanging out in alleyways!
The contrasting tanks kinda rock.

I headed to Delaney’s with the fella to celebrate the birthday of a very funny guy.

Happy B'day Curt!
Chillin' with Curt's lovely lady & her lovely fam!


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4 thoughts on “Crop Rotation

  1. I found your blog through a facebook friend and often want to write, but finally will! Once again – this is awesome/magic. I wish you taught classes! Classes like…let’s go to a thrift store. I’ll help you find potentially amazing things. Then we’ll go somewhere with sewing machines and do stuff with them. Of course, I live in Pennsylvania so it would be a long commute, but so many people are trying to save $ right now, AND this is all lovely and eco-friendly reuse, too. I’m thinking you’d have some happy takers.

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