First I started with some mending. Then I shortened the sleeves on a couple of blouses.
Ho hum. When does the fun start.
Well, I began with the dress that you see above. It was from Goodwill, just a simple back zip dress.
I bought it with a plan in mind.
I cut off the bottom of the dress to make it into a top.
Then I cut that bottom piece into two long strips and narrow-hemmed the long edges and gathered them into ruffles.
I like how it turned out, but it just needed a little bit of something. I scavenged through my trim box and came up with this beautiful trim. I hesitated, thinking the trim was too good for this blouse. Then, I told myself that I've had this trim stuffed away for years, bring it out and use it! (you all talk to yourselves too, right?) Anyway, it really added a nice touch and I'm glad I put it on this garment.
Funny thing is, I'm not a pink girl and I'm not really a ruffles kinda girl. But hey, this blouse will spruce up my spring wardrobe for cheap, and I'm looking forward to wearing it.