Well, don't actually paint anything. I got a little bummed out and I was feeling like a real sad sack in the beginning of this month and decided to make April a theme month for refashions on my blog. (Half way through the month and I only have two posts up!) That theme, "Paint it Black" comes from the Rolling Stones song. I've been doing some some colorful clothing choices with a lot of my refashions, but I'm getting back to my black clothed roots with these.
I started with this extra large, 70s polyester shirt:
I bought it with a plan because I wanted long, flowing sleeves; of which I cut off a little less than half off each. I removed the collar, then, I marked and cut down the middle. I sewed up my raw edges and then hemmed and hawed for several days on possible embellishments before deciding to leave it as is. Here it is:
The best reason to leave it un-decorated is so that I can wear it with some of my cut off tshirts and it won't "compete." Like this sequined one. I'm also wearing high waist pants, so the top barely looks cropped.
I also put together those two tassel necklaces (by putting a tassel on a necklace) and I made my own crop tops (by cropping some tops.) You're going to need that step by step tutorial to see how I used a pair of scissors to make that midriff-bearing top from a too tight dress. (Sarcasm alert for anyone who wants to see the full post.)
Fair warning, folks...might want to not actually read the post. I was laying on the sad stuff pretty thick. That's why I didn't give it a full post here on the Co-op; I thought it was kinda dark. All warnings aside; here's the link to purple cherries! Thank you for looking, awesome sewists!