Happy St. Pat’s Vol. 2!

Wannabe Wednesday: One Swell Copycat
Happy St. Pat's!

I hate ruffly tshirts.  There!  I said it!  So, when I found this top for $1, I had no intention of leaving it as-is!



I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, but technically it fell on a Sunday.  I couldn’t very well not celebrate on the correct day as well, now could I?  I liked the color of this top, but those ruffles had to go!



I used the fabric from the ruffles to make the halter straps for my previous refashion.  :)

I took my new top in about 1″ on each side…



…but thought it could still use a little something.  I reached for a shoulder pad from the day before.

Hmmmnnn...what can I do with you?

Hmmmnnn…what can I do with you?

I cut it open and ripped out the foam.



I stitched down the raw edge at the top, pinned it to my new tank, and stitched it down.

Do you see where I'm going here?

Do you see where I’m going here?

It's a POCKET!!! :D

It’s a POCKET!!! :D

And just like that, my new top was ready for a day of excessive merriment in Charleston, SC!

Just Chillin' at the Battery!

Just Chillin’ at the Battery!

Hi Dan!

Hi Dan!


That’s a clear Bloody Mary, Folks!



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Accessories are very important!




Mmmmmm! Duck Pot Pie! :)

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PicMonkey Collage



  1. What a good idea for a pocket! I can’t believe you are so lucky to get to wear no sleeves right now while I am up here in Niagara wearing a winter jacket and many layers. :(

  2. Ugh, ruffly t-shirts are the worst. They just look so sad, somehow, and the ruffles are never flattering or well drafted. Much better

  3. What happened to your lovely gent, no pics lately? :/. Hope all is well x

  4. Hi there. Love love love your refashions, and I have learned a ton from you!! Thank you so much for that!

    Question-I now love dyeing as part of my own refashions. However, what to do with the (often) white thread that doesn’t take on the color? I have even resorted to coloring the visible threads with a sharpie!?! I am not usually a fan of the contrastie (I know that isn’t really a word :-/) thread that results. Is there a solution?

    Love, Rachel

    Sent from my iPhone

    • I actually like the contrast, so I always leave it. The sharpie idea is a good one though, and they DO make loads of different colored ones (I used to work at Staples, so I’m kind of an expert). :)

  5. Although I check out your blog every single day, I never dared to comment. And now it’s not even a comment solely dedicated to your refashion (lovely as always, by the way). BUT THESE SHOES!!!!! *woaaaah* I’m deeeeeeeply in love with them, love at first sight!

  6. Love the re-fash, but what the heck is a clear Bloody Mary? Straight Vodka? Lol! Btw do you have any plus size friends that maybe you could do a re- fash for?

    • The clear bloody mary is CRAZY. It tastes just like a regular bloody mary, but all the color is filtered out. I’m not making this up! It’s insane!

    • I was thinking about this a few days ago. As much as I love this blog, let’s be real, the girl could look good in a burlap sack.. It is also a lot easier for her to find clothes that are bigger because she is so small.. I thought about starting a blog like hers for size 12 and up…

  7. I was going to ask about the Bloody too! I was a little afraid I was missing a joke about the glass being empty or something and I just couldn’t see it on my phone! :) So strange!

  8. You could do a refashioned and a restaurant/ pub review and a local “What’s happening” in my town blot all in one. Just get the perks that come with the exposure!!!!!

  9. Can’t say that I agree with you about the ruffles (I absolutely love ruffles!) but the shirt is too cute, especially on you! :)

  10. Okay, here I must admit my deep, abiding love for ruffles. And bows; I love bows. That shirt is a gorgeous shade of green. Ingenious use of a shoulder pad, and it turned out super cute!

  11. You have inspired me to do something I have wanted to do for years, which is buy a swing machine and learn how to sew!! Thank you so much! I can’t wait till I get good enough to try out some refashions!!!

  12. I just started reading your blog, went through the whole thing in the last three days. Its amazing. I’ve only just started learning to sew things. So far Im only good at fleece hats though. I like what you do with a lot of the clothing you refashion, but personally could never wear any of it :( I am not shaped right at all. So I’ve been trying to figure out how to fix things up to fit me better since I am an avid goodwill shopper! Anyways, love your blog and cant wait to read more!

  13. LOL I just love how disappointed you look in the before pictures. It is too too hilarious. Also, I’ve seen a lot of photos of you and Dan lately…hrmmmm. ;-)

  14. omg, i was in charleston this weekend. my husband and i were walking down the street and we passed a girl and i was like “where do i know her from?!” i’ve been racking my brain and guess what … it was you!! haha i love how i felt like i knew you from the interwebzz. :)

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