Friday, September 2, 2011
Cream Blouse Refashion
Another refashion because, HEY! I just can't get enough. :)
This time around I transformed a woman's large cream blouse made of some questionable material. (The feel is similar to a taffeta? Plus, it's sturdy, unlike some polyester that is so thin and fragile, it snags on EVERYTHING!) I kept the placket and pockets original and even reincorporated the collar...though, it is a bit awkward looking since it's short of the placket.
The back yoke is from a different material/left over blouse that I had to use because I ran out of the original fabric. This actually worked out well and I really like the two tones complimenting each other.
The pattern is from an old McCall's "Made-For-You" series, dated in 1986. (Pattern #2418) Eeek! To think that this pattern came out one year before I was even born! But I really love the look and feel.
Refashioning has been something of a new love for me. I like that I can take unwearable items of clothing, sew them up a bit and turn them into a brand new piece. It's a "quick thrill" since it's so fast to sew one up. And on top of that, it's cheaper than buying fabric at a store! Some pieces at the Salvation Army or Goodwill will sell for a couple of dollars or less!
You just can't beat that. :-D