Hem a dress, get a shirt!
After searching through my attic and cedar closet I found some pretty great old clothes to work with for some crafty activities as summer comes to an end. Specifically, this very floral dress captured my attention.
I didn’t really do all that much with it other than cut off the bottom and re-hem it. Normally there is a matching belt for around the waist that goes with it. It had been about ankle length before being cut and it was rather flowy.
This is the shirt I made:
I got the inspiration for this and vaguely followed the directions from this link: http://www.chictopia.com/photo/show/637815-DIY+BRALETTE+TOP-black-bralette-top
There were a few things that where different about my version of the top compared to the link. First of all, I used a regular bra rather that a strapless one, which allowed me to add the little sleeves. I also left the back to be tied rather then sewing it together. Between the hot pink bra and the light floral pattern this turned into a super feminine top, but very cute. Now I need to invest/make some high-waisted shorts and put together a trendy summer outfit.