Hello! As you can see there are some big changes happening here at ReFashionista! I have a few more tweaks to make to the new site, so just bear with me for a few more days, okay? 🙂
But in the meantime, Let’s get to Wannabe Wednesday, shall we?
I was inspired by the Ressica Tunic from Anthropologie.
Little Miss Blonde & Limbsome’s top is all sorts of Boho awesomeness, but could I make a similar top from this $1 thrifted dress?
To get started, I removed some paddage!
Then, I chopped of the sleeves a bit.
I threw this pleated nightmare on my dress form and started pinning.
I stitched it down…
I became exhausted dealing with all the pleats of the skirt, so I went ahead and chopped it off.
What I failed to think of was how that lining/pleats combo needed to be separated in order to be made not super-duper bulky and weird. :/
I cut off the excess material and discovered my top was looking fairly awful.
Sooooo…I cut out the lining and re-took the whole thing in again.
I hemmed the raw edges, like so:
And now my new top isn’t quite identical to the original, but after the frustrations of slippery fabric, nightmarish pleats, and an annoying lining, it’ll do. 🙂