• Day 298:  Brooching the Subject Top 1
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    Day 298: Brooching the Subject Top

    Today’s piece began as a too-big, but phenomenally soft 2x top. I love the color.  I like the neckline.  I like the big sleeves.  And like I said, the fabric is just ahmazingly soft. 🙂 But…It’s way too big.  I decided to do a quickie no-sew fix to get this top nice & slender!  I took one of my brooches, and pinned the two side seams together in the back, like so: Now I still have those flowy sleeves, but…

  • Day 285:  Nostalgia Top 2
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    Day 285: Nostalgia Top

    When I saw today’s piece at the thrift store, I immediately became nostalgic.  This is a pajama top that is almost identical (just a different color) to a set of pajamas I had in high school that used to be my grandmother’s in the 70’s.  I loved them to death, but accidentally got bleach all over them, and that was that.  :/ Or was it?  🙂 I scoured the thrift store, looking for the bottoms to this top, but they…

  • Day 277:  Wine Not?  Tee 3
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    Day 277: Wine Not? Tee

    I’m a very picky gal about my T shirts.  I don’t want them to be too big, but I also don’t want them to be super-fitted either.  I loved the fun stripes and the pocket on this tee I scored for $1, but it obviously falls into the “too big”  category.  :/ I turned this too-big tee inside-out and laid one of my favorite tees on top of it.  Then, I pinned along the edges of my fave tee.  🙂…

  • Day 266:  Wurban Urestern Bolero 4
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    Day 266: Wurban Urestern Bolero

    I’m not sure what look this tacky shirt is going for. Is it trying to be Western?  Urban?  What??!???  I realllllly hated all that stupid white stitching, so I pulled it all out. I actually liked this strange Fleur De Lis patch on one of the sleeves.  🙂 It is freakishly hot here in SC for this time of year, so those sleeves weren’t going to make the cut.  :/ Then, I took in each side about 3.5″. After trying…

  • Day 249:  Day 55 Revisted! 5
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    Day 249: Day 55 Revisted!

    It’s time to go back in time to Day 55… Remember this shirt? Whereas I turned it into a fun skirt back in August, I decided to wrap it around me a bit differently to make it a completely new top!  🙂 This top could have totally been worn as a dress, but it was pretty chilly out, so jeans were quite necessary! I headed over to The Whig for some tasty pizza and a couple of beers with buds!…

  • Day 239:  I Heart Fortuny! 6
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    Day 239: I Heart Fortuny!

    Little old lady dresses are such a blast to refashion!  🙂  Check out this one with its nifty Fortuny-style pleating.  Sadly, it doesn’t have much else going for it! I was in a hurry, so this needed to be quick!  I turned the dress inside-out and stitched a seam over each sleeve. I chopped off the sleeves, then decided to get rid of most of the length.  Today was  just a jeans kinda day!   Hooray for Casual Friday! Now that…