I’ve gotten a bunch of comments asking me to step away from the dresses for a bit and make a top for a change!
I’m listening. There. Now don’t you feel special? 🙂
I started today’s refashion with this oversized $1 thrifted nightgown.
The fabric is super-comfy, and I like that bright springy greenish-blue hue! Other than that, it’s not very practical outside of the bedroom though. :/
Plus, there were holes at the armpits!
The challenge in making something out of sleepwear is that it’s realllly hard to remove everything from it that says, “Hey! I’m pajamas, y’all!”. I knew I’d have to do a total reshape on this one.
First, I chopped some of the nightgown-y length off!
Then, I took in the sides by about 3″.
I cut off the excess material, making my top sleeveless as I went!
I’m so close!
Those raw edges were fraying like crazy, so I hemmed them down.
I tried my top on, but still wasn’t happy with it. I hated that button-up neckline. 🙁
I thought about just making the neckline into a V, but c’mon! That’s boring!
This top needs something special…like a funky zipper I salvaged from a damaged skirt! 🙂
I basted the zipper in place…
Then with the help of my machine’s zipper foot (it’s super-easy to change your machine’s feet btw!), I carefully stitched it down!
I removed my basting stitches, and my new top was done!
Here’s the front!
…and here’s the sweet new back!
I grabbed Douglas and took him along with me to get some tasty fresh local produce at the Soda City Farmers Market!
Some of you have mentioned that you’re worried that you always see me with an alcoholic beverage in my hand (Hey…you try working in state government, mkay?). So here’s something completely different! 😉
Douglas had a blast with his puppy pals…
…while Dan and I experimented with accessories!
- Here’s a no-sew nightgown refashion (with dye!) you might enjoy.
- Here’s another vintage nightgown-to-dress refashion!
- And here’s a no-sew nightgown to top refashion!
Cheers (in a totally non-alcoholic kind of way)!