Enough of the pep talk, and down to business. I burned myself out a bit doing an "all homemade and thrifted" Christmas for my family. Don't get me wrong, I loved doing it and I'm glad that I did. Lack of funds truly helped breed creativity! But, once I'd finished everything up, I didn't want to have anything to do with my sewing machine or notions. So, I took a couple of weeks off. As I was browsing through my "refashion ideas" board on Pinterest, I came across a copycat that I wanted to make of the Beckett Button-down from Anthropologie. I had the perfect navy blue thrifted top sitting in my stash, so I figured, what the heck. Let's see if I've got my mojo back...
I started with this thrifted polyester number in navy blue:
I chopped off the sleeves and rehemmed them, reusing the cuffs to become the sleeve/shoulder button thingy...any help on what that's called? I'll look it up ;) I also reshaped the hem and at the last minute took in the sides a bit.
Here's the final piece:
I love how it came out, and this is how I would style it on a warm spring day with flats or sandals. It'd go great with a striped maxi skirt, or even a pair of cutoffs once summer rolls around. And because I cut off my head in all of the above shots, I'll share my tired looking self as I finished this up this morning :)
If you'd like to check out the step by step, I've just posted it here on my brand new blog!
Have an awesome day!