Thursday, June 30, 2016

TBT: Consignment Shop Copy

I saw the most beautiful green silky blouse at my favorite consignment shop a few years ago... and I passed it up because $14 (at that time) was just too much from our petty cash fund leftover after bills... That's sad, I know, but it truly was...

I found this at a thrift shop for .99 cents instead.

I really loved that Emerald Green blouse I saw on consignment and I wanted to copy it in some way, of course. It wasn't until I turned this thrifted dress inside out that I figured out how to do it!


I swear I didn't notice the reversible-ness of this when I bought it. This Emerald Green color was the exact same as my consignment shop beauty!

So, I took it in a little bit at the sides and then (using a pattern actually), I made sleeves from the bottom scraps of fabric.

Then, right sides together, I sewed the new sleeves into the arm holes of the main shirt.

Don't sew over your pins! :)

I used a rolled hem to finish the new bottom edge and and voila!

All you can do is take my word for it, but this is nearly identical to the consignment shop shirt I loved so much!

Being silly

Happy Throw Back Thursday, Y'all. If you want to see my original post for this, click here :)


RePurposeFul said...

Awesome! It's better to have something your skill and creativity created!

whatthesew said...

The colour and shape are perfect, no wonder you coveted the original. Great job.

jennifer elliott said...

I love the satisfaction of refashioning am item that was spotted somewhere else for a higher price. Love this blouse! Great job.

Jennifer, EOF

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