Wednesday, August 10, 2016

REFASHION: side tie fixes everything

Earlier this year, I refashioned a plain purple T-shirt by adding a super cute multi-color trim to the bottom. Well, I curved the bottom hem and then added the trim, and I really liked the refashion. But I felt the shirt was missing something -- I couldn't figure out what the shirt needed. To add matching trim to the sleeves or the neckline was too much, in my opinion. So, the shirt sat in my closet for months until I figured out the missing element.


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Even months later, I still stand by not adding more fabric to the sleeves neckline because that would look too matchy matchy (if that makes any sense), but what about a decorative side tie on the higher portion of the hem? The tie wouldn't be used to cinch or tighten anything because the shirt fits just fine. The side tie would be purely decorative. I totally visualized the idea in my mind and believed my purple shirt could be saved. Yay for brilliant ideas and second chances!


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Until next time ... Jennifer Elliott

3 comments:

RePurposeFul said...

I love your idea... and how you waited for the inspiration to hit you :)

Chickie Walsh said...

I agree the arms or neck would have been too much. The side tie is great. Love it.

jennifer elliott said...

Thank you for the compliments, ladies!

Jennifer, EOD