16 September 2011

Refashioned Lace Blouse


  

It's time to reveal my effort for The Refashioners project! I remade this lace skirt that Portia sent me into a button back blouse. My favourite details are the black satin collar and the Louise Brooks-esque buttons. You can read all about the upcycling process on Portia's blog, and make sure you check out what the other Refashioners - CaseyKarenZoe and Dixie - made as the are all soooooo awesome! I feel honoured to be in such talented company! 

 



This project has definitely revived my interest in upcycling. Someone commented on one of my previous blog posts that they thought refashioning was for intermediate or advanced stitchers only. It's not, I promise! It can be as simple as making a few adjustments to the seams, which I did as a novice with my Granny Chic Skirt. In fact, it's often much easier than making something from scratch as you only need to do a few tweaks. Yay!

[Soundtrack: 'Creole Love Call' by Adelaide Hall]

24 comments:

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  2. So beautiful! You outdid yourself, Tilly!

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  3. Wow, Tilly! Super job & so cute.

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  4. I've already left a comment over at Portia's blog, declaring my love for this refashion. I thought I'd share that love here too, because it's a really, really lovely blouse!

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  5. Wow Tilly it's gorgeous, I love the buttons :)

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  6. Beautiful, well done. Those buttons are lovely.

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  7. Great job! I need to start looking in the thrift store a little more closely at some possible upcycling projects.

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  8. Really well done, those buttons are just lovely!

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  9. Gorgeous! As I said on Portia's blog, it's wonderful seeing you get use out of that class. That type of class is something I definitely should look into.

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  10. YAY! Glad to see the buttons! They look so fabulous on that blouse! Really great job!!

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  11. Bravo! You have all done fabulously. Also j'adore that McCalls dress in the stripey fabric. Gutted to have not seen that on one of my goldhawk road jaunts.

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  12. You look just like Cheryl Cole in that photo.

    Absolutely gorgeous top. Although it is terrible to say that I also like the original skirt?

    I think refashioning is hard! I've only been able to do it convincingly in the last couple of years. But you do seem to be uncommonly talented at sewing :)

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  13. It's beautiful Tilly, it really is. It's lovely to see those buttons in action - I remember first seeing them on your blog yonks ago and they go perfectly with this blouse. x

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  14. This is gorgeous and those buttons! I really wouldn't have looked at that skirt and thought of a blouse!

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  15. Very cute, I love that you left the sleeves sheer! I really want those buttons, I see them every time I go to the JoAnns, but have never found a project for them.

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  16. So so pretty. I would never have thought of making a top from that skirt but it works so well.

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  17. Beautiful!! I love those buttons!!

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  18. Love the blouse but I kinda love the skirt too! Awesome buttons tho :)

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  19. This is an incredibly sweet blouse. I thought that the skirt was a good find. The buttons complete the look perfectly!

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  20. You got style, what a neat thing you did to the lace top!

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  21. I absolutely love this! Everything you make is so well-made.

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  22. Love this! Love your blog! Don't know how I got here, but I love what I see!

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