Friday, October 8, 2010

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Craftiness

by Kimberlee

Full disclosure - this is my first ever clothing re-purpose.

There's an awesome Goodwill a few miles away that gets the overstock or unsold items from Target (I KNOW!!!), so I picked up this top for 2 dollars.  It was 2 sizes too big, but I figured that eventually I would take it in or something.

The things I truly fell in love with from the Liberty line were the pajamas.  I love Target, but these just blew me away, and I was lucky enough to pick up several on sale.  They were all mix and match, which was adorable, so I decided to take my day top and turn it into a camisole for nighttime.

I cut off the top right above the armholes, and put away he cute ruffled neckline for another day.  Then I measured my torso right under my armpits, and cut a 5-inch wide strip, adding a few extra inches.  I ran a lose stitch and ruched the top hem, then folded the strip in half and attached it, along with a cute trim I found in JoAnn's sale bin.  Finally, I picked out a coordinating/contrasting fabric to make the straps.

The only thing I've changed since this photo are the buttons.  I didn't really love the pinafore look (which is weird, I usually LOVE the pinafore look), so I removed the buttons and am currently trying to figure out whether to use more assertive buttons or to put a fabric flower in the back where the straps come together.

So that's it!  All in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and it's very comfy, which is what really matters!


  1. I like the way the yellow wakes up the pink floral and makes it sing! Maybe try a bright pink or yellow plastic buckle for where the straps cross in back?


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