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My new favorite thing is turning two tops into one top.

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For these tops, I took six old shirts (I mean old, don’t look at the weathered underarms!), and turned them into a trio of tops.

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They are great for looking cute, working out and hanging around the house.

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I have not worn my polka dotted pool cover up since Memorial Day weekend. So I decided to refashion it into a top.

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I call it a top because it is an inch or two too short to wear as a dress. I cut the sheared top off the cover up, cut the bottom off an old tank and combined the two.

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The pleating at the empire waistline made the top super comfortable!

Here is my novice attempt at modifying McCall’s M6534 pattern:

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To make this one-strap dress, I cut the two skirt and two bodice pattern pieces. I darted the pieces as instructed, then attached the bodice upside-down to the skirt, omitting the zipper since using a jersey knit fabric. With the bodice upside-down, the dress had two “straps”. I cut off one of the straps, finishing the dress with a scooping one-strap neckline.

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While not perfect, I am happy with my modifications and love the paint splattered fabric!

I hope to attempt this pattern again, correctly, in a linen-like fabric.

Back in November, I began working on Simplicity New Look pattern 6968C.

I left it unfinished because it turned out big and boxy, especially in the bodice.

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Last night, I decided to give it another try.

I shortened the shoulder seam by 2 inches, bringing the back higher.

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Formed the neckline into a V.

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Shortened the hemline about 6 inches. At first I did 8 inches, which turned out to be way too short! Thankfully I had left over fabric to add a 2 inch band.

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Finally, I sewed an old paisley silk belt from J.Crew to the waistline. The blue and green accents the (unseen) blue lining well.

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While the dress is still a little big, it is comfortable and great for work.

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The top of this dress may look familiar, as it used to be one of my favorite shirts.

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Now I want to turn all of my shirts into color blocked dresses!

I like this shirt because it is made of Madras.

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However, I feel like a boy whenever I put it on, so I never wear it.

With a little refashioning, I turned it into a girly tube top!

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The buttons now run down the back, where I added a little shirring for shape.

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Now I like it even more!

Tonight I turned this:

Into this:

Fun and frilly!

I am the proud owner of a Singer!

This mini zip bag was my first ever project:

Here is what I worked on this Saturday morning:

I have always like the ruffle collar of this shirt:

So I took two pink tissue ts and made my own!