Mar 1, 2013

Revival Files: A Denim Dream

I had this over sized denim top crumpled in the bottom of my closet and could not for the life of me figure out how to wear it, so I figured that I could chop it up a bit and if I didn't like how it turned out then I could just well....leave it a crumpled mess on the bottom of my closet. I actually really like it! It's comfy and mimicks a peplem top (which we all know lately I can't get enough of). It was really simple to do too!

Here's how to do it:
1. I took the sleeves off and chopped the shirt in half an inch and a half below my waist.
2. I took the top half in to fit my bust and waist.
3. I gathered the bottom half until it now was the same size as the top half and then sewed it back onto the top half.
4. And then I replaced the sleeves!

Ta da!
.... and yes dance parties spontaneously break out around here.

29 comments :

  1. wow girl, you have some talent ... I would never in a million years have thought of doing that!! way to go!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  2. I have a Mens oversize shirt I have been wanting to do something with, and this is adorable! I was originally planning on a sleeveless collared shift dress, but I think I like this one even better, thanks!
    Happy Friday!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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  3. That is impressive! Nicely done!

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  4. ok you guys are so cute just stop it i cant even take it.

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  5. This is so chic- makes me want to learn how to sew!

    Lauren
    AStyleDefined.com

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  6. awesome idea :)
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  7. So cute, I love dance parties.:)

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  8. now, "why didn't i think of that"!! love the transformation!

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  9. This seems like reason enough to start shopping in the oversize department...

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  10. If I had even HALF the skillz (yes with a z) that you did, I would be all over my sewing maching.


    www.thebeanandbear.com

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  11. i WISH i could be able to do this! you look great! :)

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  12. This is awesome! I want to give this a try with some of my hubby's shirts. Great idea!

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  13. That chambray top is awesome!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  14. Yes! I always find mens' tops that I like but need to accentuate my waist so I don't look like I'm expecting or something haha. Definitely going to try this out :)
    - Time Stand Still

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  15. I love this refashion. I will definitely be stopping by Savers to pick up a chambray, or really any other shirt. So darling!

    the lowercase h

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  16. That is super cute! Love the lipstick!
    http://teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com/

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  17. Ohmygoodness this is adorable!!!!!! I will have to try this. It looks great :)

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  18. You are so creative girl! I love how you transformed the denim! :)
    xo TJ

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  19. LOVE what you did with this one :)

    Cat
    catgotdressed.blogspot.com

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  20. AHHH! This is so cute! Also, you and your hubby are just so adorable!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  21. You did a great job with it. Love the final look.

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  22. So cute! What a great idea. Question though... why do you removed the sleeves? Can you do it keeping the sleeves on? Sewing sleeves on scares me.

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  23. You are super talented lady!!! And dance parties are a ritual at my home too...hehe

    xo Dinah
    www.sunshinesuperglam.blogspot.com

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