Tuesday, July 13, 2010

$7 Outfit Refashion -- Part Two

I posted the first half of my $7 Outfit Refashion last week. Here's Part Two!

My purchased $7 outfit consisted of a skirt with built-in shorts and a tank top. The tank top had the CUTEST print, gathers at the top, and a little bow. (No "before" picture -- I guess I was too excited to get started!)

I originally thought about taking in the sides, but it became apparent that if I did, the straps would end up way too far apart. I decided to do an alteration very similar to the one in my first Tank Top into Baby Dress tutorial, but with two little box pleats (one on either side of the bow) instead of one. The seams hide perfectly underneath that little bow!

Then for the back, I decided to simply create a center back seam. This automatically moved the straps to the right places. I took more out from the top, and narrowed my seam down to the bottom to create more of an A-line effect. The end result is a racerback style tank dress!

She wears the same bloomers from Part One underneath.

Two super cute new outfits! I love it!!


Papgena Made It said...

what a great refashion!
I like both very much and the model is sooooo cute!! :)

Jen said...

So cute! I need about 4 more hours in every day, then I too could re-fashion cute outfits :)

Laura said...

Good Morning,
Your little one is so precious...and I love your refashion idea...it has inspired me to try one of my own!

Tempest Ahoy said...

Argh! So cute!