Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Refashioned Blouse

After making Elizabeth's tiered skirt I realized she didn't have a blouse to go with it. I searched Target and Wal-Mart for a plain brown t-shirt but had no luck. So when I spotted a woman's brown blouse at a garage sale for 1-dollar I promptly purchased it.
 The neckline was way too low so I took a piece of the leftover skirt fabric and stitched it into the neck opening.
 Next I cut about 4-inches from the sleeve and 2-inches from the bottom and then proceeded to sew a zig zag stitch over the edge while slightly pulling the fabric which gives you a cute curled hem. I learned this trick from my mom.
 Now Elizabeth has a nice blouse for her skirt.
 She is pretty happy with what I was able to do with the blouse.
I just love how everything turned out; a true one of a kind skirt set.

6 comments:

Helen Ruth said...

I love the color of that skirt! Nice touch on a refurbished shirt too.

Donna T said...

That is an adorable outfit and it looks expensive with all the details!!!

SchneiderPeeps said...

It looks lovely! I love refashioning clothes.

Pat aka Posh said...

Patty, that is just too cute!!! made a very one of a kind gorgeous outfit.

Anna said...

Very cute. Love it! My kind of refashioning.

Packrat said...

The outfit is just darling and Elizabeth looks so cute in it. (Had to laugh when you said you couldn't find anything brown. Too true. My daughter and I have searched high & low.)

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