Monday, September 24, 2012

Refashionista: Floral dress to peplum top

Happy Monday everyone! And mondays mean refashions here at Pearls & Scissors. Today I'm sharing a total reconstruction project. It's too specific to make into a tutorial, but I thought I'd give you a little refashion inspiration.


Sometimes there is really no way of fixing a garment the easy way. This floral dress was just such a case. It had lost it's shape and it didn't look pretty on me either. But the moment I saw it in a local reuse center I fell in love with the pattern of the fabric. Such a pretty floral pattern, and I had just the perfect project in mind for it. I knew it would make a very pretty peplum top. I was reassured by the making of my first peplum top that it was a very good silhouette for my body type and I knew I wanted to make one more.

Now, I know it's way past summer in these parts, but I think a sleeveless top like this can easily be transitioned from summer to fall by adding a cute cardigan or jacket. Either way, when I get inspired, I want to make it no matter the season. And I'm glad I did!


I did a complete reconstruction with this one. I cut apart the whole dress and recut the pieces with my peplum top pattern I combined from a simple tank top pattern from Burda and Victory pattern's Ava dress skirt panels.


I used an old white t-shirt to cut the binding for the armholes and neckline. I love when I can make a project using only the things I already have. Oh, and I got the dress for free from the center for buying a big box of buttons. So all in all the material cost of this top was 0€.


I'm rocking the top with my pearls & scissors earrings and the recycled braided bracelet (tutorial here).

How was your weekend? Mine was super creative and I have several awesome crafty projects lined up for you over the course of the next couple of weeks.

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    1. Tsau, Marianne! Tore sind siin näha :)

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  2. You look adorable. A great refashion and an inspiration on a very wet and grey UK day. Thanks for sharing and hope the shop's doing well.

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

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    1. Thanks, Elena!
      Our day here in Tallinn was also very wet and windy. Cold and grey, which is why I resent fall.

      xo Hanna

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  3. LOVE the top!! Great transition idea from summer to fall for us in the southeastern USA where our temps will flip flop constantly between 55 and 85 (Fahrenheit) for months! I envy you all with a proper chill in the air for autumn - I have more clothes for colder days! Thanks for sharing. Peace Out!

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    1. Well, I so envy you! That's called summer over here in Estonia, only the range is mostly from 55 to 75. I've always thought I was born in the wrong country climate-wise. That's why I can never let go of summer (you'll probably see me sewing bikinis in February :D).

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  4. Thanks for discussing and wish the store's doing well!!!

    SB

    dress shirts
    custom shirts

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  5. Terrific blog post! I’ll enroll exact at this point wth my best feedreader program! Nehru suit

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