24 July 2011

knit top refashion

 Before: Lands' End Henley                               Inspiration: Anthropologie Buttondown

I bought this top from Lands' End last week. You know how it goes—they were having a sale on swimwear, I needed a new swim top, but I needed $50 worth of items to get free shipping. I'm such a sucker for those free shipping deals. This sleeveless henley was on clearance at the right price, so I grabbed it.

But when it arrived and I tried it on, it didn't hang on me as well as it did the model. Isn't that always the way? I knew I wanted to add some ruching or pintucks at the shoulders, but put it aside until I figured out a definite plan.

A day or so later, I was browsing the sale section on the Anthropologie website and stumbled across that ruched button down (above). Perhaps it helped that it was the exact same color—I was inspired. Thirty minutes later, I had transformed my top and threw it on for a trip to the farmer's market. 

Fun and fast refashion.


Sophie said...

Jolie transformation, c'est l'avantage de savoir coudre, on peut transformer lorsqu'on n'est pas satisfait d'un vêtement (je suis aussi adepte des frais de livraison gratuits et cliente Land's End qui existe à présent en France ;) )

Anonymous said...

Lovely refashion Marisa! That top looks great on you.

Lauralee said...

looks awesome! I love those simple things that can transform something good into something great. Great job!

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