Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Giveaway Top

I had a giveaway over on my FB page last week when I reached 200 likes. The lucky winner chose to have me refashion a thrift find for her...she is a teacher and needed whatever I made to be appropriate for the classroom, easily paired with many things and layered under sweaters/cardis. Among other colors, she indicated that she liked pinks and on my foray to find the perfect piece I came across this beauty:
Love those buttons!

At half price I only paid $2.50 and it is a size 12. It was so similar to the green granny silk blouse that I recently refashioned and I envisioned a very similar outcome for this one, as well.

So, after shortening the sleeves, slimming the sleeves and body of the top as well as removing shoulder pads, collar and giving it a new neckline, here's how it came out!

I like the opened up neckline, the pin tucks are beautiful and the color really pops! It is simple and can be worn with jeans and flats, or dressed up for school with trousers, skirts, etc. The winner is a similar size to me (actually thinner) so it should fit her just fine :), which is why I am modeling the final product for you all to get an idea of how it looks.

She's already seen it, approved it heartily, and it is on its way to her in the mail (though I wouldn't have minded keeping this for myself)! Hope you love this piece and are inspired to transform your own pieces to work better for you!

Here's one last look at the before and after:

You can check out more on the step by step over here, if you want :)

Peace,
Andrea

3 comments:

cfortin said...

You made that top so much more flattering. Nicely done.

Cindy - EOD

Elizabeth Hill said...

Looks great!

- Elizabeth
aka The Hungry Octopus

Jennifer Elliott said...

So much better! Great job!