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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???).

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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.

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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.

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Chop!

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.

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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.

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

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

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

Cheers!

4 Comments

  • Cait

    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.

What do you think?

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