When Mr. Refashionista and I made plans to celebrate Father’s Day at his parents’ lake house, I knew exactly what I wanted to wear!
But before we get to the Refashion, let’s set the mood with this Yacht Rock Playlist (which is literally what I’m listening to right now as I write this).
Now…time for a Yacht Rock-inspired Nautical Dress to Top Refashion!
But this time, I decided I wanted a top rather than a dress.
I picked out those shoulder pads.
A few of you have asked if I make masks from these, and the answer is no. For some reason shoulder pads gross me out.
I don’t completely know why, but the idea of putting something on my face that once sat atop a stranger’s shoulder makes me cringe. Yes, I wash everything I refashion thoroughly, but still…*shudders*
Now that those pads were removed, I got to work removing the sleeves with my seam ripper.
Next, I pinned each armhole under and stitched them down.
I knew I’d be getting rid of those lapels by tucking them in (you’ll see what I mean in just a bit), but I was worried that braiding would be uncomfortable against my skin.
So…I used my pinking shears to cut the braiding off.
Time for a big chop!
As I said before, I knew I wanted a top, rather than a dress for the day, so I went ahead and made my chop.
This makes taking it in a lot easier since I knew I didn’t need to worry about the skirt part, and I was confident in the length I chose.
I put my top on my dress form and got to pinning!
Then, I stitched each side down.
Now for that collar!
I tucked it inside my top and pinned it into place, like so:
Then, I sewed my new neckline into place!
Now it’s time to deal with that bottom raw edge.
First, I pinned it under.
Then, I sewed it down!
I pressed everything with my iron, and was DONE!
Check out my new top!
I styled my new top with shorts and matching navy Sperry boat shoes.
I completely failed to take pics of a really fun & relaxing day with Mr. Refashionista’s parents (who I love to bits). :/ When I say we had a delightful time, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
My one pic from the day: