Thursday, April 27, 2017

Salvaging A 70's Outfit Part 2

Hello Refashion Co-op. I found this fabulous out fit from the 70's quite a while ago. I refashioned the skirt last year and saved the top because I didn't know what to do with it and it didn't fit as it was. 

I noticed recently that this red T-shirt matched the red in the floral fabric. I decided to put them together.

The top is very small but the sleeves fit well. That determined what I would make. I removed the sleeves. It was a knit fabric and easy to work with.

The red sleeves were removed and I added the floral sleeves. I decided 3/4 length was good. I also added a small pocket just to add a little more of the floral fabric.

I really like the colors and fun look of the new top. A little touch of the wild 70's fabric is enough for me.

Thanks for reading this, for more pictures and details of this project and the original skirt, go to


Anielska Aniela said...

love it!, you're full of great ideas <3

RanchHouse said...

I have a perfect candidate for this. It is at least an 80-90s dress in the stash. The print sleeves and solid combo are right on target for what I see a lot of the teachers wearing at school.

Saga said...

Oh, and the umbrella even matches. I like toning down vivid prints by combining them with solids, I really like the new top.

/EOD - Stine

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Ladies, I really liked the floral fabric but it was so "powerful". I had to quiet it down a little. Imagine the original top with a floor length skirt! Haha
The 70's were crazy.

Therese said...

Looks lovely on you, great recycle!

Marisa Glied said...

Love that pattern! Looks amazing with the solid shirt!