8/19/15

Refashion w/ McCalls 7121

Happy Wednesday All !!

Can I admit something?  I'm so ready for summer to be over... seriously, its Hot, Humid and my face can't stay shine-free to save my life... ugh.  However, in the same breath I love sewing/refashioning summer garments.... Oxymoron you say...lol


Today's OOTD is a refashioned lace pullover top that I'd purchased last year for pennies.  Love the color and the lace fabric, however, I wasn't too crazy about how the garment fit me as a pullover top.


While in the store and after trying it on, I'd come to the conclusion that it wouldn't work as a top, but purchased it anyway.  My mind strategized how I was going to rework this garment... at $4.99, I purchased the available 4 colors and twee stepped out the store knowing that they would be reworked somehow... someway...lol

For the first refashion, I chose the black one... to play it safe, just in case I eff'd up.  However, all was for not, it worked out fine.  Donned the black one last week and reminded myself it was time to do the winter white one.


For the second refashion, I just added the ribbon and opted out of a zipper and shortened 1".  If I'd read my blog post, I would've noted that I'd shortened the first one by 2"... bleh!  Despite that lil hiccup, it worked out tho' and paired it with McCalls 7121. The morning started out with a different pair of shoes....



....but once I'd arrived at work, decided to change it up to make the outfit pop a lil more.




Strategizing again, thinking once I get home, I will do a lil more refashion on this one and shorten the sleeves.
 


Oh' hoping I am not the only one, but I have a few pieces of jewelry that I keep at work and swapped out my Mudd watch for a bracelet and added another necklace....

With that out of the way... my ensemble is complete.

Until then,
Have a Great Day !!!!

10 comments:

Bonnie said...

I get so excited when I see a new post from you! You did not disappoint!
I like the black lace cardigan but I love the ivory one ALOT! Especially with the shorter sleeve length! You look marvelous as usual! Great job & thank you for the inspirations!
Bonnie @ www.sewplus.blogspot.com

SewRuthie said...

Great refashions. What were the other colours?

Denise Smith said...

Love this jacket. I never think about refashioning. I also love the white dress.

Faye Lewis said...

Pronouncing you the official "jacket queen" of blogland. This is such a great look.

Sheila said...

Thank you Bonnie !!

Sheila said...

Thank you Ruthie ! ! The remaining colors are navy blue and a light gray.

Sheila said...

Thank you Denise ! !

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye and feel so honored with that title. ..lol !!!!!

alethia said...

Another fabulous refashion! love the black and white shoes.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia ! ! The shoes were another score @ 9west. I'd been keeping a watchful side eye on several pairs and finally a few weeks ago scored 5 pair @ 29.99/ea & $10 coupon ... priceless.