Friday, June 7, 2019

Save the Jewels!

Hello Readers. I found this brown knit dress at a clothes swap and loved the jewels around the neckline. The dress was too tight around the chest and the high/empire waist made me look pregnant. I couldn't wear it but, I really wanted to. It had jewels on it! It was shiny! It was sparkly!

The dress really needed a new top, the skirt was fine. I decided to use this big t-shirt for that. I could make it into whatever kind of top I wanted.
It doesn't look like it but, I was wearing shorts in this picture.
I started by cutting the top off the skirt. The skirt had a nice waistband already. That would be really handy. And the knit material wouldn't fray so I could just cut it off.

All I needed to do was make a small hole in the waistband, thread some elastic through, connect the elastic ends, and close the hole in the waistband. In no time I had a skirt.

I cut the entire collar piece off the dress. 

I used a favorite tank top as a guide and cut out a new tank from the green t-shirt. I thought green would work well with the jewels because some of them had a green tone to them.

Here is the tank top after I cut it out. I made new side seams first. The arm holes look rough but I turned them under, stitched them down, and they looked great.

Here is the finished tank top. The collar is sewn on the neckband of the shirt. It covers the original neckline of the t-shirt.

The skirt sits at my real waist now. I like that better.

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.
***Year End update-  I love this shirt. I wear it all the time, even in winter. It is great to layer under a sweater. I like the skirt but I wear the shirt more.


Anonymous said...

I love seeing everything you do. You are amazing and inspirational!!! So grateful for your posts!!!

I Can Work With That said...

Wow, thanks! What a nice comment.
I'm glad you are enjoying the blog.

Anonymous said...

You look stunning. I love how you turned the t shirt into a fitted top! Fitted shirts are so hard to find! You inspired me!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Anonymous! I love to hear from readers. I hope you make a shirt for yourself.