Aloha from South Carolina! 🙂
I have to say, I love Hawaiian printed stuff. Shirts, Dresses, Bags, whatever…I dig it. It makes me feel like I’m miles away, sipping on an exotic beverage with an umbrella in it. 🙂
Sadly, this top is just too big for me, and not something I would ever wear, except maybe as a swimsuit coverup.
I decided to make it a bit more practical.
See where I’m going here?
I finished all of my raw edges, starting with the bottom.
Then, I finished the sides!
I pressed my new hems, and was all done!
41 thoughts on “Day 57: A Shirt to Bolero Refashion: Aloha Edition”
Oooh, i’m lovin’ that footwear you have on, Jillian!!
I love that bag.
And I love your refashions. I used to do it years ago but lost the knack. I am getting the urge to refashion again though 🙂
Love your refashioning! I’ve been inspired to dust off my sewing machine and relearn it all again. Btw….I’ve liked both refashionista and Nana on fb, and commented a few days back([email protected])
I liked Nana by Sally on Facebook (Gia Patton-Judge)
I follow ReFashionista on Twitter (@giapett)
I liked Refashionista on Facebook (Gia Patton-Judge)
I’m a subscriber/follower 🙂
You are so inspiring!! <3 it – and yes, please enter me for the giveaway 🙂
I love your refashions. They make me want to pull out my sewing machine and get to work.
I’m a follower of your blog. I really like how you take different items and make something that is really cute out of it… jenpeterson1996(at)gmail(dot)com
Plus I became a fan of nana on FB and retweeted your giveaway. I was already a fan of yours on fb.
I am a follower of your blog! Thanks for the giveaway! pe_mayfield(at)yahoo(dot)com
I am a follower! [email protected]
Enter me to win that super cute bag! [email protected]
Okay~Ready for this???!?!
I am now a follower of @nanabysally on fb and I left a comment. I was already a fan of yours on fb but I left a comment for good measure. I dusted off my twitter account, followed, and retweeted. I started following your blog AND I would love to win this clutch! The refashion today is fabulous–as usual! Thanks!
Where i would normally stop, you look to see what else you can get out of a garment! I love it! Now how about all those strip scraps you have left over? a crazy quilt maybe?
I try to come by your blog and refashion co-op every day for more ideas. Its so much fun to see what other people see in existing pieces of clothing. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Since last time I commented I now am part of the re-fashion co-op posting under “sewing scientist.” Only one post so far, but I’ll try to post my “Hurricane Irene dress” later today or tomorrow.
I <3 Jillian!! 🙂
I LOVE your projects. I have realized that I never have to buy new clothes again!!! We already shopped at thrift stores for clothing but refashioning has opened up lots of new ways to see those thrifted clothes. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
I love the kimono sleeves! Good job 🙂 I’m just a little obsessed with your blog…
Woo-hoo! Horay for giveaways! Everything is so beautiful, the clutch, your blog, the jacket, etc.
Okay, maybe this will be the motivation to make my own blog…finally. You inspire me 😉 I love this outfit. Are those your khaki shorts you refashioned? 😀
And I commented on your facebook. That’s a super cute bag!!
Love the tropical Hawaiian look! You have inspired me to start re-fashioning and I purchased some nice things at the Goodwill to play around with this weekend. I used to sew a lot but haven’t in a long time due to the cost of fabric and notions. This blog has given me back my “joy” in creating my wardrobe again.
Love your blog. Super cute clutch! Thanks for the opportunity.
I am a new facebook friend!
I signed up for email updates!
I love your blog and added you to my blogroll. I’d love to win the nana bag.
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Beautiful clutch! I love the color of your new bolero, too. It looks great on you. Thanks for the chance to win! pe_mayfield(at)yahoo(dot)com
I have read your entire site and have been lurking for months!!!! Love your stuff, you have inspired me to finally get my sewing machine out of the box.
I love what you’ve done with the top, and the colour is gorgeous!
Love your site! It inspires me to fix my clothes into something better before I buy new ones. 🙂
I love Hawaiian printed stuff, too and love what you did with that top!
Love the bolero! Great job!
That top looks SO much better as a Bolero! I am going to attempt the long sleeve shirt wrappy thing again…hopefully it will work! 🙂
You can do it, Irene! 🙂
Recently discovered your blog and love it! Very inspiring. I might never donate an item again without first trying to reconstruct it.
The clutch is adorable!
I love all of your thrifty reconstructions. In fact, they’ve inspired me to try a few of my own! I love how cheap, green, and creative the entire process is. 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to sport that cute Nana clutch! It’s darling!
Thanks! I looooove Nana bags. I was so thrilled that Sally wanted to do a giveaway. It’ll be hard to see that clutch go.
I love how you support so many other folks Jillian. Cute top too – nice refashion! The bag looks very cute too!
I liked the top before and after (but then I do spend a lot of time wandering around in swimwear during the summer)! Great colour too. The bags looks gorgeous…fingers crossed but think it would cost almost as much to mail to Spain as to buy one new! Lovely idea though…you are a very generous person 🙂