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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!

PicMonkey Collage

Thrift Score Thursday
6 Ways to Repurpose Shoulder Pads

33 thoughts on “Wannabe Wednesday”

  1. Your work is always so wonderful. Thank you for the step by step instructions and the great pictures. Beautiful end result.

  2. I like the shirt, but am smitten with the doxie!!! I have a black/tan named Oscar (he is an award, not a hot dog!). Oscar had a wife, Emmy, we lost her last spring and still miss her every day.

      • Could have scrubbed off the gold a bit more, & painted them!! 😉

        Great job on recreating the original {teal is a terrific colour!}, but…for the very first time that i can recall…your hemline looks rather…uneven. 8-\

  3. Nice refash girly-gril and I agree about the teal, it is definitely your color! While the new top looks great, and even though Douglas was only in one photo — he stole the show for me. DOUGLAS IS SOOO DARN CUTE!

  4. A very cute top, and for 1/79th of the price too 😉 Doesn’t get any better than this. Good job for ditching everything that is completely out of date on certain pieces, you have real talent and imagination!

  5. Hmm, so I don’t know if it’s the color, the peplum, the bling, Douglas, or what it is…… but this is definitely one of your best!!!! Sooo copycatting you!


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