Chiffon Polka Dots

Hello!

I have a new upcycle today! It was a simple one, but I love the results!

polka dot ciffon top

I found this shirt at my favorite Cincinnati thrift store a bit ago (along with some other things you will see on here shortly!) I do believe I’ve mentioned my love for chiffon on here before… but in case you missed it, I LOVE chiffon! Well now that that’s out in the open, I’ll get on with it!

before

This top really didn’t need much. I already liked it, except for one thing: the sleeves. I hated the weird elastic part that tightened the ends of the sleeves to my arms. So, for this upcycle I simply trimmed off the said elastic part of the sleeves and hemmed it all up. I also took in the sides a tad. It was so easy. I almost feel like I’m cheating you all for not having done something more impressive… but I love this top!

after

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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-The Whale

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Polka Dots!

Hello, hello!

So today I have a new upcycle! It’s been awhile since I’d done one (due to lack of materials and money to acquire those materials) but I found this dress in my mother’s closet awhile back and loved the polka dots. I had been wanting to give it a much needed face lift ever since!

So here it is before:

Note the beautiful ruffles…. It also had some issues with the seams around the neckline falling out.

I removed those lovely ruffles… and took a bit off the front so the back is a bit longer than the front like a lot of dresses I’ve been seeing lately. I liked the look so I attempted to recreate it, though the back isn’t longer enough to notice much. I also lowered the neckline a bit and hemmed up the top. It still needed something… so I added a cute little bow in the front!

After:




What do you think? Adorable right? :]

Well that’s all I have for today. It’s lovely weather. I believe I’m going to grill with some cool people tonight and eat some tasty chocolate pie I made earlier today.

-The Whale