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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Knits and Wovens Mix

I've started to experiment with combining knits and wovens.  This is my most one elaborate to date, definitely influenced by Magnolia Pearl.  It was really a pleasure to add and subtract bits until it was "just right".
 I started with a tunic length sleeveless T.  The heart bits in the middle front are original as are the neck & armhole ruffles.   The pockets are from a t-shirt with heavy gold printing.

The ruffled lower back was a skirt. On the upper right side I added a vintage doily. At the waist many bits and pieces.

Thank you to Diane Ericson for the "Bits and Pieces" concept at a Design Outside the Lines workshop.

More to come!

Happy Upcycling, 
Michelle Paganini  


cfortin said...

Lovely refashion. I really like what you did with the back.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Maria said...

I love this! Very vintage-y!

Marisa Glied said...

Love this! I've always wanted to do something similar!