Today’s top began as a skirt that at first glance looked perfectly fine. I mean, it was way too big for me, but the print was awesome and there didn’t seem to be anything wrong with it.
WRONG!!! When I turned the skirt inside-out to begin working on it, I saw something hideous. I didn’t photograph it, for fear of traumatizing you, my tender reader. It was the nastiest frikkin stain I have ever seen. I wash everything before I work with it, but yet this stain was still there. I want to hunt down the person who donated this biohazard to Revente’s Last Call and find a way to hurt them in the way they have hurt me. There are some things that once seen, you can’t unsee. This stain was one of those things.
I hurriedly chopped off the lining and threw it in the outside garbage bin. I didn’t even want it in my house. Then, I washed my hands…many times. Then I washed the now liningless skirt a couple of times. The stain was only on the lining…but dude…it was nasty.
Confident that my skirt was now safe, I put it on my dress form and pinned it down the back where I would be taking it in. I decided to make it into a top.
I ran it through my machine.
Then, I chopped off the excess material and put it back on my dress form. I had a couple of straps I snipped off a dress that sadly had no hope of being refashioned, as it was just too damaged.
I pinned them to my new top. :)
Then, I sewed them in place.
I tossed my new top on over a pair of jeans and headed to for a tasty brunch with some fabulous friends!