Let's start with the befores of the new pieces. One pair of pants from mom (me!) and a button up shirt I thifted for this project (hey, it was 1€ only!). I wanted to create a Paris inspired look, and to complete it I also added scraps i still have from a white sheet.
Here's what I got after putting my hands to work...
I've decided to revamp my bathing suits and thought I'd share as I'm addressing issues that some of us deal with when bathing suit shopping. I know when I'm buying a two-piece, I need two different sizes, which can make a one piece even trickier...how to over come this? Just give up bathing suit shopping, right? No way! I'm taking bathing suits that I've refashioned once, still had fit issues, and am now refashioning again. I'll start with this hand-me-down maternity suit. It went from a two-piece halter tankini style to a three-piece convertible high-waisted bikini set. But it still wasn't working for me. It flattened out my already small bust and I never felt comfortable or confident enough to wear it...ever. once. So, I got to work :).
I started off with the 'convertible' piece...
modified an old strapless bra...
And made a new flattering top!
Now, to transform the halter top into something just as cute so that I can switch up the look of this suit :). Here's a look at the before and after:
And if you want a bit more detail, take a look over here. Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think! I'm pretty much in love with this style of top and am glad that it is so flattering for my size...yay for a bathing suit victory! Would you or have you ever customized your bathing suits to work better for you? Keep an eye out for another post where I tackle too-small leg holes (another suit) and the halter top from this suit!
This week we are going to give you a challenge!(It goes along with our last post, and it
involves prizes again!)So our challenge
involves a question we want you to ask yourself, “What are you waiting for?”You see, we know you have something in your
stash that you bought because you knew it would be the perfect thing to
refashion!(We know this because we have
a stash too!)So our challenge to you is
to sew up that thing this week from your stash!Seize the day!Carpe diem!What are you waiting for?And then go link up what you made to Challenge Create: Adult Edition’s final week: Destash Week for a
chance to win over $50 in prizes!You
can do it!
We’re not going to challenge you to do
something we’ve not done ourselves, so we have a
great refashion for you today that happened when we took a deep breath, took
out that special thing from our stash, and sewed it up!
This dress was the most expensive thing we’ve
ever bought from a thrift store.We paid
$8 for this lovely little beauty.Now
there was nothing the matter with it except that it was the wrong er, curvy shape!
for my pre-teen who really wanted (and needed) a new skirt for an upcoming
recital.So we decided to be very brave
and cut this thing up and make a new skirt for the pre-teen’s
recital.You can read about how we didit step-by-step here.
And we ended up with this!I absolutely adore how the former ribbons at
princess seam level are now at the waist with a cummerbund effect!
So now it’s your turn to accept our
challenge!What are you waiting for?