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Skirt is Shirt

My Drapey Halter Top
DIY Distressed Denim Skirt

Recently, I invested in a new dress form!  I can’t believe I’ve gone so long without one.  It’s like having a clone I can use to try on things, experiment with drape, and pin!  I haven’t decided on a name for her yet.  🙂

I decided to use her to refashion this skirt.

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It's a skirt!

Now, this is a perfectly nice skirt.  Sadly, it’s too small for me (a size 0…crazy!), plus it has a couple of small stains on the waistband that I couldn’t get out in the wash.  Happily, it was a freebie!

I decided to turn this skirt into a top.  First, I cut out the lining.

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Cut. It. Out.

Then, I put it on my dress form upside-down and pinned it where I wanted the neckline and arm holes to be.

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Then, I ran it through my machine to make my sleeve-ish things.  🙂

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Now I have a fun, blousy top made of oh-so-very-soft silk.  You can’t even see the small stains due to the way my top drapes.  🙂

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My new top pairs well with Vinho Verde!
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Check out my wingspan!

I headed out with my fella to celebrate a very special guy’s birthday.  🙂

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Happy Birthday, J.J./Boombox Guy!!!! 🙂
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J & J!
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Ah, Love!
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It's Sam!
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It's Alex!


My Drapey Halter Top
DIY Distressed Denim Skirt