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Day 42: Wrap-Around Silk Top

Day 43: Khaki Shorts & A No-Sew Top
Day 41: A Bleach Pen Fail/DIY T-Shirt Bracelets

Welcome to Day 42!  As a Douglas Adams fan, this is my favorite number (as well as my former Roller Derby #!).

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Don't Panic.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide’s guide advises you not to panic, and I’m not going to.  I know just the thing to do for this frumpy robe!  🙂

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Big Ol' Robe!

THHG also says:

“The chances of finding out what’s really going on in the universe are so remote, the only thing to do is hang the sense of it and keep yourself occupied.

I decided to occupy myself by making this robe into a pretty top!  First, I chopped off the bottom right where the pockets began.

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Leftovers!

Next, I pinned the raw edge under, like so:

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Pinned!

Then, I sewed it under.

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Unlike Marvin, my machine is very happy, thank you! 🙂

I pressed my new hem, and now I have a lovely silk top!

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Silky!
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Soooo comfy!

I wore my new top for a night of Trivi-Yeah!  at The Whig, where my team did surprisingly well. 🙂

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Clever Teammates!
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High Five for Second Place! 🙂

Team “Poking the Stiff Kitten” won the free beer round (oh yeah!) and came in 2nd place overall!  I feel victory is imminent next week.  🙂

Cheers!

Day 43: Khaki Shorts & A No-Sew Top
Day 41: A Bleach Pen Fail/DIY T-Shirt Bracelets

9 thoughts on “Day 42: Wrap-Around Silk Top”

  1. I started this blog from day 365 and I’ve been back tracking. So I just found out on this one that you were a derby girl. I am currently a derby girl!! My dream for when (or if) I give up derby….is to buy a sewing machine and get crafty!

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    • It’s definitely one of my favorite books of all time. I first read it when I was at the height of my teen-angsty phase, and it was one of the few things that made me laugh out loud! 🙂

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