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

6 comments:

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.
Chickie

Therese said...

Looks lovely on you, great recycle!

Marisa Glied said...

Love that pattern! Looks amazing with the solid shirt!

-TheRefashStash