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All,  Refashions,  Year 1: The Beginning

Yo Bolero

In Vest ing in the moment
Pocketpalooza!

This piece began as a rather frumpish blouse.

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I'm frumpy! 🙁

If you squint a little (or just enlarge the photo), you can see some of the coffee stains that I originally didn’t notice when I first snagged it for a buck.  Stains are usually a deal breaker for me.  If you can’t get them out, there’s not much you can do.  :/  However, I had a plan!

I cut the top off a good bit, and opened up the front to make a jacket.  I took in the blouse from the back:  Once to make it smaller, and then a smaller bit on the bottom to keep it from being gapey.

I wore my cute new bolero at work, with a sun dress tucked into my pants to look like a blouse…

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Hi.

And I wore my cute new bolero much better by night, after I untucked that dress and threw on my favorite cowboy boots!

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Oh hai.
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Tortured Karaoke Krooner

I’m really happy with how this new piece contributes to my wardrobe by making any dull neutral much less blah with its awesome print.

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...but what do yoooooooou think?
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