Today’s remake comes just about six hours away from me in Arizona! Laura likes to remake things while watching movies which is totally how I like to roll too! (I’ve been on a Friends rerun kick as of late…)
First of all, I LOOOOVE your blog! Here’s the story behind my creation: My Mom has been ruthlessly cleaning out closets in my childhood home, and she came across a box of old costumes from Halloween, plays, church events, etc… I went through the box with your inspirational website in mind, and found this piece of potential! My mom whipped up this dress for 11 year-old me to wear for the annual Historic Home Show Tour my church had one year. Right away I loved the fabric and the neckline, but knew I could never get away with wearing the whole dress!
Let the redo begin!!
I started by removing the sleeves…
…, and re-closing the yoke (is that what it’s called??) of the neckline.
Using a shirt I liked the length of as a guide, I cut off that lovely fluffy skirt (I have plans for that, too!), stitched up the armholes, took in the sides a bit, and hemmed the bottom and I was good to go!
Sorry for the crooked self-timer photo, and I feel it’s important to mention that I did the whole re-do while watching one of my all time favorite movies, Where the Heart Is, it seems relevant
I had so much fun making this shirt! Can’t wait to wear it out and about! Thanks so much for the inspiration, motivation, and confidence to give this a try! Laura B. (Phoenix, AZ)”
Hope you’ve been having fun in your floral top! The fabric is so pretty and will totally translate into fall. Add a cardi and you’re golden, not that you’ll need a cardi anytime soon in Phoenix!