Day 131:  Honey Mustard Top 1
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Day 131: Honey Mustard Top

Day 132: Stenographer Jacket
Day 130: Jumpsuit Dress

Today’s top came to me in a big bag ‘o stuff from the delightful Susan Lenz (a completely kick-ass fiber artist!)

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I'm not quite sure what this pose is supposed to be...

You’re looking at an 80’s-tastic raw silk top.  The fabric is fabu, and I love that pocket!  With a bit of tweaking, it’ll look just like some of the tops at Urban Outfitters.  🙂

All this top really needs is a good take-in.  I laid it out on my awesome work table and pinned the sides (even the sleeves)…about 2″.

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Pinned!

Then, I ran each side under the needle.

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Stitchin' right along...

Here’s what it looks like now that it’s been taken in…before I cut off the extra fabric.  I sewed it with a bright red thread.  I hope you can see it.  🙂

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Can you see it?

After the extra material was trimmed away, my new top was ready for a day at work, followed by an evening learning about Video Game Design!  🙂

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I'm still pretty mystified! 🙂

The Columbia Design League put together such a great panel discussion with some amazingly talented game designers from around the country…including my friend JJ (who is just awesome sauce!).  🙂  I didn’t know a thing about this subject before attending this event, and I was really amazed and impressed with how many incredibly specialized people it takes to put together a good game nowadays.  🙂

They even had snacks!

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Gamers need nutrition too! 🙂
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This is what happens when I attempt self-photography with friends. 😛
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Graffiti by Izms of Art 🙂

Cheers!

Day 132: Stenographer Jacket
Day 130: Jumpsuit Dress

7 Comments

  • Sonya Lenz

    I bought this top in Pohang, South Korea in 1990! It was really big and I actually tucked it into my skirts…so bunchy, but yes, it was raw silk and went with many things, so I rocked it (I probably looked either pregnant or like I was wearing Depends). Whenever my super fab big sis, Susan comes to visit I usually give her a bag or two (or three) of my old clothes (I admit, I’m a clothes horse)…figuring she’ll cut them up, melt them, glue them or do some funky things to them turning them all into amazing new creations or using them as parts to the pieces of her beautiful works of art. Who knew this oddly large, mustard tent shirt could actually continue it’s life as a shirt…to be worn by an obviously talented tailor with a potential career in modeling?!?! Cheers!

  • Carole

    I am inspired by you! I have re-fashioned 4 outfits that have been sitting in my closet for over 5 years! The best part is how little I know about sewing… but you make it seem so “do-able!” So I tried it… and I’m getting better with each attempt! Thanks for that. It can be so intimidating to think about cutting up, and editing clothing. But you have set such a great example…. I am compelled to keep trying! Thanks so much for what you do!

    • ReFashionista

      That’s awesome! 🙂 I wish I had taken pics of my first (and hideous) attempts! I messed up a lot of $1 dresses. Now I find it fun to cut up my clothes to make them into what I want them to be because, after all, they’re my clothes! I can do whatever I want with them! 🙂 Thanks for reading.

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