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Wannabe Wednesday

Thrift Score Thursday
6 Ways to Repurpose Shoulder Pads

Happy Hump Day!  🙂

This week’s wannabe is based on this pretty silk peplum blouse by Piperline.

That'll be $79.
That’ll be $79.

Teal is my favorite color, and I love the relaxed look of this top!

I just knew I could make a copycat from this:

Welcome to my romper!
Welcome to my romper!

First, I made a couple of amputations:

Hmmmnnn...wonder what I'll make out of these!
Hmmmnnn…wonder what I’ll make out of these!
Later, Legs!
Later, Legs!

I’m close, but not quite there yet!  Those buttons just don’t match the clean & uncluttered look of the original top.  Before removing them, I placed pins between each one to keep the front placket nice and flat.

...then I got to ripping!
…then I got to ripping!

With the buttons removed and the placket pinned, I sewed the front down with a zigzag stitch twice.  This covered up those buttonholes.  🙂

First you zig...then you zag!
First you zig…then you zag!

Almost done!  With the newly shortened length, the pockets from the original romper peeked out.  This would not do, so I shortened them a good bit.


Now that ooglay romper is a cute peplum top that looks a LOT like the original!

Behold! The power of the peplum!
The power of the peplum!
It's super-comfy too!
It’s super-comfy too!
Even Douglas likes it!  :)
Even Douglas likes it! 🙂

I rocked my new top over to Real Mexico for a delish dinner with friends!

Shrimp Tacos!  Nom!
Shrimp Tacos! Nom!
Bottoms up!
Bottoms up!

Original Cost:  $79

Copycat Cost:  $1

Savings:  $78!

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Thrift Score Thursday
6 Ways to Repurpose Shoulder Pads