Tuesday, January 05, 2016

What are you doing mom's birthday?

I'll tell you what I'm NOT doing on my mom's birthday...

Wearing this!
I made a couple of amputations to make this decent...


The lining was in good shape so I made that the main body of my new shirt. I'm going to use the sparkly fabric as accent on the yoke/sleeves.


I used a favorite shirt of mine as a template for this. (Some trimming was in order as lining fabric is wider than sequined fabric). I used a serger to clean up the seams and to sew the lining to the sequins.

Right Sides together, pin and Serge ;)
I cleaned up the remaining raw edges, adjusted the fit here and there... and voila.


Now my outfit is more appropriate for mom's Birthday, which just-so-happens to be New Year's Eve :)

Cold shoulder detail

Happy New Year!


And Happy Refashioning :)
~ Laura

For full tutorial, feel free to see my blog post.







9 comments:

Melissa Lin said...

Awesome save. You made a special occasion dress into a great item that can be worn everyday. I may need to copy this project.

Chickie Walsh said...

Great shirt.

cfortin said...

Love the transformation!

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Catherine1216 said...

This turned out so cute. I love it.

Samwise J. said...

Super cute! My mother-in-law's birthday is also NYE... Guess we know some awesome new years ladies! :)

Lillian Ortiz said...

hi! random blogger here who Stumbled upon your blog! it is AWESOME! great job with the shirt! your creations/remodels are impressive! and happy birthday mom wahoo!
http://www.theoccupiedoptimist.blogspot.com

irinka said...

Very cute!!!

Accidental Seamstress said...

Wow. Thank you so much, everybody. Looks like I'll be checking out some great new blogs too. You guys are awesome :)

Marisa Glied said...

That is such a great transformation!!! I still can't believe how awesome this turned out! You rocked it!!!

-TheRefashStash