I fell completely in love with the pattern in the sheer fabric . . .
And the beautiful lace lining the neck . . .
BUT, there was one small problem.
I may have lost almost 20 lbs since Christmas but this shirt needed another 10 to fit.
Still, i had this crazy idea I could do something with it. I hummed and hawed. I thought about all the unfinished and backed up projects I had stacking up and thought about how I really didn't need another one did I? But ooooh the print . . . sooo pretty . . . the lace . . . sooo pretty. . . but cut it up without knowing if it will work? For $7.99? And will I even get a chance to work on it?!
Sadly I ended up putting it back on the shelf. For $7.99 I just couldn't bring myself to cut into it not knowing.
Forwards a couple weeks and I get news of a 50% off day at Value Villiage! This is a golden day for pro thrifters. I gather up a bag of toys and a big packed lunch and my toddler and spend a few hours going through the racks. Lo and behold there it was! Still waiting for someone to take it home.
Well, now it was only $4? I said fine! BUT, only on the grounds that I work on it right away.
So I snatched it up and took it home and started by cutting off the white bottom.
Still didn't hang right so I also removed the elastic that was added around it.
Then I decided it still needed a little something but what?
Digging around for something I came across some lovely peach satin ribbon that had been intended for a baby blanket that never got used. (The ribbon, not the blanket.)
Pinned and sewed and here is what I ended up with . . .
A very sweet and light bolero style shrug.
|My god this is a terrible picture *hides*|
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out given I was really wingin' it. I might still go back and round out the corners of the ribbon but we'll see. Now I just need some nice warm weather so I can wear it!
Do any up-cycling or clothing mods yourself lately?
Till next time, keep crafty!
I WAS FEATURED!!!