Friday Refashion

TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.  OMG... this week has been so taxing on me.  Our office has been in the process of a big renovation, which is nearing the end.  However, there are boxes, furniture, tools, etc. all over.  Then there is the spackling, sanding, sawing, drilling & hammering... I think I have developed a nervous condition over the last 2 months.

Today was the last day to have all our personal items packed and ready to be moved by the guys to our newly renovated spot.  Well I am ready!  I already told them if they can't move all my boxes by monday make sure to move the 4 boxes marked shoes and the one marked handbags, I can work around not having the other items....lol

Of course, over the last few days everyone is rocking casual, sneakers, t-shirts... you get my drift.  That is all fine and dandy, but I am really not a sneaker/t-shirt gal, unless it's the weekend.  As usual, in the process of preparing my clothes for work, I remembered a cardigan I'd purchased some time ago.  I really didn't care for the 3/4" sleeves and it was a tad too long for my torso.

Cut  the sleeves off at the armholes, serged, then folded to the inside and final stitched.  I set my stitch length at 2.8 to prevent any puckering of the armhole.  I cut the rib band from the bottom of the sweater and removed 1" and reattached the rib band.   Presto... a refashioned loft cardi vest paired with old $10 jeans and an old NY&Co black button up.

Until then,
Have a Great Weekend.


RTW Monday

Happy Monday all and hoping everyone had a great weekend.  I am sure some of you have the day off for Columbus Day... you're so lucky. Today would be a great day to hunker down and sew or just down right kick back.

With Fall in full effect and waking up to 55 degree temps.  It's time to rock sweaters and thought I share one of my favorite sweaters that I'd purchased at the Loft a year or so ago... Moto style inspired Textured Asymmetrical Zip Sweater.

With today feeling like a causal Friday, this sweater is perfect paired with b/w mini-houndtooth slacks.

The style of this sweater is on trend, fashion forward & comfortable.

and wore teal suede shoes from Payless.

If you are looking for a moto inspired jacket, check out the links below.

Until then,
Have a Great Week


Butterick 4976 - Then & Now

Happy Wednesday All, 

   It's 63 degrees, overcast and rainy in New York City and that makes me smile inside.  Working in the Wall Street area keeps New York City streets swamped with tourists, but when it rains... ahhhh the ability to walk a straight line and not have to maneuver around obstacle courses (a/k/a tourists).  

   Another thing that makes me smile inside is chilly weather + rain = boots... Yeah.... its boot season.  I donned an old time favorite, Butterick 4976 made back in 2009 with Loft brown suede boots... yes on a rainy day... just spray Scotchguard water protectant and ya'  good.

         Then - 2009                                             Now - 2014

Last year I decided to wear it in the Summer and in came a lil refashion and shortened the sleeves.  This is another slip on and go dress and has held up well to machine washing over the last 5 years.

The perfect dress for pairing with tall boots and a blazer on a chilly & dismal day.

Check out Others that have made Butterick 4976 over the years:

Until then,
Have a Great Week.


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