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Thursday, September 22, 2016

#10 August Back to School: Pink Shirt Updated AGAIN!!!

GOAL: Refashion 10 Items for August Back to School. This is #10 of 10 for August. 

*I pledge not to buy any new RTW or thrifted for my new "Back to School" wardrobe.  
*I pledge to shop from my closet.

BEFORE: This is a 2nd Refashion of an older 1st Refashion.
Cannot find any before pictures.

STEPS: 1st Refashion: 

  • Started as a long sleeve, button up shirt. 
  • Changed from small white to large pink.
  • Removed sleeve cuffs and sleeves rolled.
  • Worn open over a pink t-shirt
STEPS: 2nd Refashion: 

  • Cut hem-line cut straigt across. 
  • Gathered eyelet @ 1 1/2 times the hem length.
  • Stitched eyelet and narrow trim stitched in place.
  • Stitched narrow trim over the collar trim and over pocket trim.


  • Linen Shirt from the closet. 
  • Lace from the stash. 
  • Much of my sewing stash is from a Dallas fabric/trim/lace/button outlet that was closing. 
After: Shirt Jacket
Shirt-tail hem evened.
Lace trim added.
2nd Refashion for this shirt.

After: Shirt Jacket
Lace trim added.
"More lace is More" is popular
at my new school. 

After: End of day.
Wrinkled linen.
Pink Buttons added in 1st Refashion. 

Lace added to collar.

Flat eyelet gathered 1 1/2 times.
Stitched, turned, topstitched.
Lace trim added.



Chickie Walsh said...

Very pretty, and the lace is gorgeous!

jennifer elliott said...

I find myself adding or taking stuff away from a refashion item too. Just when I think I love it, I find something else wrong or not quite perfect. Lovely job.

Jennifer, EOD