Day 285: Nostalgia Top

Day 286: No Tiers Shed Skirt
Day 284: Back in Black Dress

When I saw today’s piece at the thrift store, I immediately became nostalgic.  This is a pajama top that is almost identical (just a different color) to a set of pajamas I had in high school that used to be my grandmother’s in the 70′s.  I loved them to death, but accidentally got bleach all over them, and that was that.  :/

Or was it?  :)

Well hello there, old friend! :)

I scoured the thrift store, looking for the bottoms to this top, but they were nowhere to be found.  :(  Had I actually found them, I would have happily kept them as my new fave pair of jammies!  Sadly, this was not meant to be.  Happily, this means a refashion is in store!  :)

I put the PJ top on my dress form, and pinned the sides…

Hot. Pinning. Action!

I stitched up the sides on my machine, like ya do.

This is how we do it.

I cut off the extra fabric, but still wasn’t quite pleased with my new top…yet!

Chop! And Chop!

Now my new top is ready for a gloriously sunny day!

Too bad I made it at night. :/

Oh the joys of lounging in a comfy silky top!  See?  You can wear your jammies in public!  ;)

Digging that Art Deco applique big time!

Cheers!

Day 286: No Tiers Shed Skirt
Day 284: Back in Black Dress

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5 Comments on Day 285: Nostalgia Top

  1. Patti Rosenfeld
    April 12, 2012 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

    Very cute!

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  2. doriskathlene
    April 12, 2012 at 8:49 am (2 years ago)

    Nice! Not clothing, but I had acquired my Grandmother’s costume jewelry after she died. It languished around in mostly broken pieces for years. Most of it was from the 1940s and 50s! A few years ago, I had it remade into new pieces. I love them, and get compliments on the unique pieces all the time!

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  3. Christina
    April 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

    That is super cute!! I really like what you did with it.

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  4. charityshopchic
    April 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Cute! I am glad you got rid of those sleeves.

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  5. Hilary Darmousseh
    June 29, 2013 at 8:55 am (1 year ago)

    I like this so much better as a tank top the way you made it. :) Very cute.

    Reply

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