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I am super excited for today’s post.  I’ve had this pair of short and this top for a while now.  Having plain shorts and a plain white t-shirt is great if you want to pair it with something more intricate, loud, or flashy.  But I didn’t like either of these pieces for that purpose.  This is perhaps because both pieces scream “Do something with me!!!”  And do something, I shall.  Time for a refashion!

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Let’s get rid of that not-so-well-done hem job on the shorts.

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Iron it out.

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I’m going to throw in some lace, too …

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Into the dye bath we go.

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Let’s dip dye the shirt.

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We’ll dip dye the shorts, too, but a string is needed to hang them so they don’t fall in.

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On second thought, that string is great idea.  I’m going to dip dye the sleeves of the shirt too.

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After thoroughly rinsing with cold water, I let the ensemble sun dry, and then threw them in the dryer, then washer, then dryer again.  They are ready for some upcycling.

I got some sequins for the bottom of the shirt, but alas, it wasn’t wide enough!!

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Some really fancy ribbon, cut up into pieces, to the rescue.

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Add some of that dyed lace and a flower on top of the ribbon.

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I had some extra pieces of ribbon, so I’m going to add them to the sleeves and collar.

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And we are all done.

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Wow!! Best remake I’ve done yet!  Close-ups of the sleeve and collar:

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Final:

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Let me know what you think in the comments!!


Go take a peek at my Upcycled Fashionista Pinterest Board.  I also have two companion boards - Free Sewing Patterns Board and Sewing Tips.  See you there!

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