Friday, July 26, 2019

Refashion it with style: Crochet Flower Inset



This is my latest refashion! 
I am sad I cannot offer better photos, but these couple of days, the lighting in my house hates my guts!

Never mind that, let me tell you the story behind this refashion, 
So, I have had this blouse since the beginning of time, very comfortable to have on when running errands around town, not too demanding in terms of care, so it was quite worn. But I have gotten dreary of it and when selecting the clothes for the summer I thought I might part with it. However, that was just a flash thought I discarded immediately and  started thinking how to squeeze more life from it - or in it as the case is. So I came up with the idea of making an inset that would go at the center.  


{How can one same blouse look different in color being shot in the same light on the same day???}

1. First I marked the place that I wanted to cut off and made it into a cone shape.
2. Having the flowers made before hand, I worked on the arrangement and even had to make a couple more to fill all the big blank spaces. 
3. Cut the marked center. 
4. Top-stitched the edges of the blouse (reminder why I hate sewing jersey).

I hand sewed all the flowers on the sides and between themselves.  And the inset was done. I am quite impressed how it turned out, so this blouse will definitely be loved this summer!


As it happens, I have another one just like this, but in grey. 
So I am going to refashion that one too, but a little bit differently. :)


Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You refashioned the blouse so pretty with the flowers. What a great idea Maya.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! I almost jumped out of joy when I tried it on. It looks fantastic in reality!

Kate said...

Your refashion is beautiful!!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate!

Alhana said...

Your refashion sense is unique. I am glad you gave this shirt a second chance! The crochet cone reminds me of a pine tree, very suitable for the summer. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

That is so sweet of you Alhana to say so! And yes, I am quite satisfied the blouse got a second chance.

Rebecca said...

Maya, What a great way to bring an old top back to life. I bet it looks beautiful on you! Thanks for sharing!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much Rebecca! Looking forward to transform the grey one :)

Life Of 2 Snowbirds said...

I love how your shirt turned out and how the colors of the crocheted pieces and the color of your shirt look so nice together!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Cathy! Luckily this color is among the favourites of mine so I've got plenty of yarn in the specific shades :)

Kim said...

I love the colours in this pretty refashion, Maya. Isn't it fun to wear an article of clothing that you have had for a long time which looks like a brand new pretty. Love those crochet flowers!

Pam said...

Oh, this is so lovely. You made it brand new. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things.