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All,  Refashions,  The 366 Day Refashion Project

Day 16: Sparkle and Flow Top

Day 17: Paint the Town Teal Dress
Day 15: Tissue Racerback Tank

I needed something fun and shiny to wear for an evening of going out with friends/watching the Art Bar Players improv troupe (of which my fella happens to be a member).  🙂  I started out with this:

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Doin a little dance for the weekend!

Oh, and look!  My old friends are back!

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Say hello to my leeetle friend!

First, I hacked off the sleeves and neck hole.

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Chop!

My plan is to turn this into a strapless, flowy top, using the bottom elastic waistband as the top of the new top.  I did something similar last year, but I learned from a couple of mistakes I made.

First off, rather than just sew down the sides, I knew I needed to make some sort of a gusset, or the top wouldn’t be as flowy as I wanted.  I cut up one of the sleeves to make my gusset.

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See where this is going?

Then, I attached my gusset to one side.  If this were a smaller top, I would need two gussets.  Thankfully, it’s pretty big, so one will do fine.  The sparkly, big pattern really hid my add-on well.  🙂

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Attaching the gusset like whoa!

I wasn’t even trying to match up the pattern, but check it out!  I totally did!  🙂

To finish my new top, I took the whole thing in on one side about 4 inches at the top, and gradually less at the bottom.

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Whirrrrrr!

I threw my fun new top over a pair of skinny jeans, tossed on one of my favorite thrifted necklaces, and dashed out the door to make it in time for the first show!

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Ooooh! So Shiny!
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Oh hai!
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So proud of my funny fella!

Cheers!

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