Friday, January 24, 2014

Green Granny Silk

Oh yeah! It's another granny silk top that I found at my local thrift store several months back that makes a complete 180 and may now be my favorite top. I know!!! I just love it :)

Ok, here's where I started. Cue the boxy "old lady" silk top in a lovely green (my favorite color):
When I use the phrase "old lady" I'm only referring to a style, not an age group :-)
It's really quite son even described its very large sleeves as bat wings (who knew he had so much fashion sense?). It's a size 14 (I believe) and in perfect shape...errr, well, condition, aside from the fact that it needs a good pressing. What does need to change is the shape; too boxy, too big, but it has potential.

So, I got to slimming things down: the sleeves, the body, and the cuffs!

Here's how the reshaping turned out! (Oh, and I did iron this one, which makes such a difference):

I absolutely love the new slimmer sleeves that just skim my wrists and the slight A-line changed the boxy shape into a flattering blouse! Bound to be one of my go-to tops for the spring <3

And one last look at the before and after:
Love it!
Hope this inspires you to take a second look at those granny tops when you're out thrifting! I'm addicted to a good granny refashion :) Check out the steps for this refashion and some styling for my new top here.



Huli said...

Love it! Simple refashions are often my favourites too!x

Geminae said...

Pretty! Great job.

Andrea said...

Thanks Huli and Geminae!

Elizabeth Hill said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, old lady clothes make the best refashions! Excellent work, as always.

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus

Jennifer Elliott said...

I love it! Much more flattering, and I can see why it will be your go-to shirt to pair with jeans, skirts, etc. Great job!