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From Skirt to Top

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At the Fashion Revolution Day event in Singapore, we had a clothes swap run by the lovely Donna from TOPSWOP. Three items caught my eye, but the prettiest was this short skirt.  I just fell in love with the print!




Unfortunately, it was a size 18 but I decided to convert it into a tube top using the good old elastic band. 

I unpicked the seam on the side and inserted elastic band measuring 2 inches shorter than the circumference of my chest. 





I then decided to add some buttons to the middle top part of the band. I think I was trying to channel Marion Coutillard, but I only had a few buttons to play with. This is what Marion wore at the recent Cannes Film Festival. 


Image: http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/fashion/news/marion-cotillard-bead-button-dress

What do you think of the new look? I paired it together with a thin belt that belonged to my mum when she was 20 years old. That's right, the belt is as old as me now. I can't believe it has lasted this long, but the other amazing thing is that as a 20 year old, mum used the 6th hole from the end!  





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  1. I'm loving that pattern! It looks awesome as a shirt. I need to work on my sewing skills so I can do stuff like this.

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    1. Thanks, Jenna. I love the pattern too - has that summery fun feel.

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  2. I love this refashion , what a gorgeous print. Beautiful !

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    1. Thank you, KJ. I was going to do something else with it, but making it as a top was the best decision!

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  3. Looks really good! A very clever piece of refashion.

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    1. Thanks, KT. Hope you get to do some refashions too :-)

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  4. A great refashion, Agy!!! Love the bright, fun fabric.

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  5. Great use of the skirt. You're blouse is stunning.

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  7. Lovely top, thanks for linking.

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  8. Love the easy way and the pattern is cheerful.

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  9. I love the fabric, too -- it is gorgeous. Your refashion idea is fabulous! I can even see you wearing this in the winter with a shirt underneath.

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