But, it is something I promised at one point in my blog.
I had went to a thrift shop once upon a time in this little town of mine-- obviously I didn't come out with much of note, otherwise I would've posted about it earlier.
I guess I should revise that statement, considering I'm about to let you all know about a top I did catch for 25 cents.
Anyway, in its original state it was/is nothing to write about; just a plain, baggy lace top. It was made for a larger woman, but lace for 25 cents? I couldn't pass it up.
And here it is... you can see that Frankie Stein-- meaning myself-- drown in the shirt. It was mainly used as a lounge-about shirt.
I should say that since my last posts, I haven't even thought about crafting, much less did anything; I was gaming all this time; playing SWTOR.
So yesterday, after struggling to find a nice outfit to post something so my blog didn't go dormant, I suddenly got the itch to sew. I didn't feel like doing anything as elaborate as crating something from scratch, so the next best (and quickest) was to revamp something. This top made it onto the cutting table...
Then finally onto me for some modeling. All in the same day.
I don't know how long I had the white lace collar appliques... all I know is that it'd been in my sewing supplies almost as long as I've had my overlock. My mother sent them along in one of my care-packages, and they remained collecting dust until yesterday. Now I feel it was like destiny-- the two went together so well!
So, I turned a very baggy lace top into a peplum top. Not too shabby for 20 mins worth of crafting. I took in the upper bodice portion, and inserted an elastic onto the bottom half that remained otherwise unaltered, since it was big enough to create the poof I needed for the peplum.
Styled it with a belt, a pencil skirt, and some jewelry, then bam! Done.
Speaking of old treasures, my mother also sent me one of the first pieces of jewelry I ever made; they were a little tarnished, but with a bit of polish they're almost as good as new! They required me to reopen my only piercings... which was surprisingly easy considering the length of time it has been since I last wore earrings.
Not a particularly original design these days, but it was once upon a time; I used to get compliments left and right; now they're like everything else on Etsy lol... ah well, they're still pretty!