Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fashion Redo!!

I found this top at a garage sale for .50¢, how could I pass that up?  If you know me, then you know I "NEVER" buy clothes at garage sales....even hubby was shocked, lol! Not because I think I'm too good or's just I always go with a mission - Christmas, Frames, Fabric, Furniture, planting pots...I know weird huh!!  So I just never focus on clothes.  But my favorite color is yellow and it caught my eye.

How cute is this!!  I even made a rosette pin to wear. I'll post about  that later.
 I  wore this top with a black cardigan and pinned the pin onto the cardigan.  It looked super cute!!
I thought about  putting rosettes of the top but figure I would make the pin instead.  I can change it up.

Well here is my Friday Fashion Redo, enjoy!

here is the plane jane before pic.

The front and back hem had two small little holes, you know the ones where you 're always stretching and adjusting your top.  So I  cut off 3 lines off, which was about 2 1/2 inches. I used this to make my ruffles and a rosette for my pin.

I then stitched up the hem.  I didn't do a folded hem because 1. I didn't feel like ironing and 2. it was 2 in the morning.  

Here is what it looks like.  It gave it a flowing effect at the hem  which is cute.

This is this stitch I used.....don't know what it's called but I used it.

I ran my cut strip through to do a center stitch, then pulled on the top thread  to give it a ruffle.

Pinned my ruffle to the top.

I just folded the piece over where the shoulder strap started.  Then I just sewed.
I also added a back stitch here and at the bottom where I stopped.

I did this to both side.
Since the chest part was too wide and I didn't want a wardrobe malfunction
(i.e. nip slip,  booby bounce, knocker-out) lol!!   I sewed the two sides together.

See...doesn't it look much prettier?

Ugh.....then I notice this!!  Some how my white thread got dirty!!  Super annoyed, but too tired to do anything about it.
 That is why I made the rosette pin, so I could try and cover it.  But wearing the top you don't even notice the thread

Well I hope you enjoyed my fashion redo!!  Hope you have a great weekend! 


  1. Love it!! Thanks for sharing... I love refashions!!!


  2. I admire anyone that can sew. I want to so badly and do not have the talent.I love your site! You just got yourself a new fan. Following you via GFC. Playing Blog hop tag, YOU'RE IT! Tag me back at: and on facebook

  3. Hi, new follower on GFC, please stop by App Savvy Mama and see what you can find!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. This is so adorable! I'm glad you found me (and are following!!!). Excited to see what you've got coming up and sort through your older works. Thanks!

  5. I am hopping through on Saturday evening! If you haven't yet, Please Follow back Parga's Junkyard Blogand on facebook as well as on my new networking site Like it Ladder Thanks!

  6. Fifi,
    Great job! Love refashioning ; ) Thanks for sharing!

  7. I'm a new follower and wish I could sew. I'm crafty but that's the one thing I haven't picked up yet. Hope you will stop by my page.

  8. Hello! I'm following you from the Follow Us Monday Morning hop. Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get the chance! Hope you have a good rest of the week! (:

    Amber @ Beautifully BellaFaith

  9. Stopping by from the blog hop and now following you thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Can't wait to see what else you make in the coming weeks!


  10. Wow - what a transformation you did a great job! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima

  11. Hi Fifi! Great job on the redo! The ruffle is so cute! Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  12. This is absolutely amazing! You are a woman of vision because I never would've looked at the original top and 'seen' your finished product!

    I'm your newest follower. :)


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