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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Beach Coverup

I started with this lovely yard sale shirt/jacket thing:
Shoulder pads big enough for a linebacker? Check!
After seam ripping the sleeves and changing them from a taper to a straight sleeve (same diameter at the shoulder and new hem) and creating a button closure/sash with the cutoff cuffs, I now have a beach coverup, or a "kimono"esque robe/top that I can wear like a cardigan or jacket. The fabric is light and airy (silk) which will make this great for spring and summer!
Because of the high side and back slits, when I wear it as a top I'll wear some sort of cami underneath...or I could close them up a bit.

I like that this is now a versatile piece that can transition from my everyday wardrobe to a beach/pool friendly piece. What do you all think? I'd love to hear from you! Check out the full tutorial here.



Saga said...

I love it! Beautiful and stylish (and one would have never thought that the original shirt had it in it).
I have a shirt, that I have thought of to make into a kimono-sort-of-thing, and this the perfect inspiration.

April Rogers-Krick said...

Really cute and looks so great on you. Love clothing that you can wear to many different things.

Cassandra Louise said...

It looks great! Good work! :-D

concretenprimroses said...

Very pretty. And what an improvement to the sleeves. Love how the buttons are still on the belt.

Andrea said...

Thanks all! I love that this was super low waste (two very tiny scraps cut off), and I'm finding all kinds of great uses for cuffs ;)

Lovenicky said...

You did a great job! It's nice enough to wear out other than the beach!

Jennifer Elliott said...

Great refashion! I really love it. Great job.

Andrea said...

Thanks Jennifer and Lovenicky :)

Gema Ensenat said...

That's so CHIC! Wear it with big shades, a massive sun hat, and sky-scraper heels, whilst emerging from a sports car! Total movie moment!! :D

Andrea said...

Gema, you set the scene add to that a bag of sand toys, water wings and my 5 year old in tow ;) I could totally pull it off! Lol! Thanks :)