Sunday, June 29, 2014

Making 'Easy' Complicated

I'm gonna start off with my before and after pic...I know, I know, that's crazy talk! ;) But there's a reason for this. Take a gander:

Looks like a long fitted t-shirt turned into a shorter fitted t-shirt that can also be worn as a crop top. And that's what it is! However, the process looks nothing like what it should have. Simple chop and hem, right? WRONG! I went through three different versions of a refashion before settling on the final 'after'. 

First, a two piece crop top and skirt set...easy enough! Chop, add elastic and hem.

Then, I thought, no, this is too tiny for me and I would never wear it...maybe I'll make a peplum!

I tried gathering...

I tried pleating...

And I didn't like it.

So, I cut the 'peplum' part back down to size and reattached it to the cropped top, threw in some elastic and there you have it. That's how you make 'easy' super complicated :-D

Here's that before and after one more time for good measure:

Haha, hope your recent refashions have had fewer personalities than my own...for more info on this crazy project, hop on over here. Happy Refashioning!



jennifer elliott said...

Great job! I want your toned tummy! You look great in the crop top.

Carissa said...

I've had plenty of those seat-of-the-pants refashions as well. At least your story ended well - looks great!