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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Rainy Day Blues...and Pinks

Are you experiencing unpredictable weather in your neck of the woods?  Well, we are.  Don't get me wrong.  Hawaii is a beautiful place to be especially as we're entering the winter/humpback whale season; but lately, the weather has been slightly bipolar.   It's hot and humid one day, blustery hurricane winds the next, torrential downpour to follow, with temperatures ranging from 52-99 degrees F thrown in for good measure. 
*Disclaimer:  I know, 52 is a lot warmer than most of you experience in the winter, but....its Hawaii

Today just so happened to be a scattered shower/no school day which meant one thing:  indoor entertainment.  Luckily for me, my Little Guy enjoys crafting as much as I do.  So after a scavenger hunt through my refashion drawer we came up with this:
an old/tunic that I originally bought from a Forever 21 type junior store and
a jersey racerback tank.
 
The print and colors of this tunic were to die for but had one major problem....
 the super plunging neckline!
Since the scoop-neck neckline of the racerback is more flattering, I decided to make this the new top portion of the tunic by cutting it below the bust.
I then seam ripped the tunic above the elastic ruched waist.
With right sides together, placed the tank over the tunic and stitched all around the waist using a zig zag stitch to allow the stretch.
Snipped a few inches of the bottom and hemmed...
And the problem plunging neckline is no more.
Of course with all this cabin fever the Little Guy couldn't contain himself.
Here he is doing his best Mary Poppins impersonation while I'm trying to get a good after pic and again...


When I wasn't looking...talk about talented.

Always singing in the rain, 
lori






1 comment:

Agy said...

I have an old dress with a plunging neckline too, and I regretted buying it. It sits in my wardrobe but I love the fabric. Now I have a new idea to work on! Thank you! Hugs.

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