Thursday, January 14, 2016

Throw Back Thursday: "Major OOPS! shirt"

Happy Thursday, everyone. In honor of "#TBT" I thought I'd share a refashion that's old to me but new to refashion co-op:

I bought this vintage beauty YEARS ago and loved it so much as-is I kept it for a long time before I finally refashioned it! Despite the fact it is Polyester, I gave it a dye bath hoping that if I used a LOT of dye and let it soak for HOURS it would work...

...It didn't :(
Not only did the dye not take very well, it brought out the stains (not visible before I dyed it). So, I chopped off a great deal of length.

There was still a HUGE stain on the back, so I covered it with some black lace. And it actually turned out pretty well.

I finished the hems on the sleeves (after cutting off a few inches) and finished the bottom hem.

In spite of my major OOPS/idiot moment, this ended up being a favorite of mine for a couple of years.

Happy Throw Back Thursday! And remember: Don't dye polyester, and don't give up... you can still save a garment even if you mess it up. Just use the old noodle to figure it out ;)

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Michelle Paganini said...

I agree, there is always a way to work a problem into a feature.

Marisa Glied said...

Love that black lace!!! This looks cute as a dress and the shirt!


Andrea said...

Unfortunately, we can't always tell how a dye bath will look on certain fabrics, and they do have the annoying habit of bringing out stains that weren't previously visible :-/ However, lovely addition of lace and this is perfect a s a top! Great job!

Andrea EOD

Jan Vincent said...

I love the lace idea and would have taken it around to the front as a collar. High-low rounded the hem as well, that's just my idea ;-) Polyester NEVER Dye well, I learned the hard way..

Accidental Seamstress said...

Thanks girls. I appreciate the feedback. :)

Kathy W. said...

So cute!!!