Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thrift store Top Redo

So my love for thrifting has hit a new threshold. I purchased something I liked so much that I decided to spend the time to alter it. I don't really sew (I can make pillows, etc) so this was a bit of an intimidating process but I'm so happy with the result!

I have seen several of these make-over posts (NDAD anyone?) and they look so simple. But here was the reality for me: it took three tries and about two hours for me to get this shirt how I wanted it! This vintage top had barely there sleeves and was an XL originally. I carefully took in the shoulders, sleeves and sides.

Not as simple as I would have liked, but worth it. Here's the finished product! [I love the jelly-bean pattern]

thrifted top redo

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9 comments:

hemborgwife said...

That is so cute! I cannot wait for a sewing machine and I am sure though it will take me more time for a fix like that!!

Kate said...

Look at how cute that is!! I wish I made time to do crafty things like that. Good work!

Jessica Lynn said...

so awesome!

steph c said...

You did an amazing job! I give you mad props for taking the time to do that!

Amanda said...

Wow, I'm totally impressed! It looks fantastic!

Katy Rose said...

Amazing. This top is so cute. You did a great job reworking it to be perfect for you. Love the pattern. - Katy

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

You did such a great job with this! You look so chic!

Meredith said...

cute! you rocked it out for sure lady:)
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Julie said...

Great job! I find that more often than not my altering takes a while too. People just happen not to mention how long it took them usually ;)

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