5/6/13

Makover Monday is back!

Hello Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Today I would like to bring back a series on the blog I started awhile ago but quickly let slide: Makeover Monday!  On makeover Monday I'll share some before and after photos of a piece of clothing I have recently altered and given new life to!
     Today's makeover is a 90s plaid button up I bought at a thrift store a few weeks ago.  I loved the bright summery plaid but was not a big fan of the poofy sleeves or boring length, so I decided to make it into a crop top!
 Cropped Blouse - for sale in shop here! // Shorts - Vintage- thrifted // Shoes - Mojo Moxy via DSW

      First, I removed the sleeve seams with a seam ripper, always a slow process but it always is worth it.  You can also just cut off the sleeves, but the benefit of using a seam ripper is that the folded sleeve hem will still be in place! All I had to do was fold it inward once more and sew a new seam!  Then, I marked the new desired length with a marker, cut it, and hemmed the bottom. That's all folks!
     The newly made-over crop top is now for sale in my shop.  If people seem interested in these button up crop tops, I may make a few more too! I can't wait to pair them with sandals and a high waisted maxi skirt next!
xo Hannah
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27 comments:

  1. Hi! I like your blog! would u like to follow each other? I'll be very happy!

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  2. Ah man, you totally made this top cute! I love the bright pattern on it. Before it was a little too much, but you definitely fixed it up. :)

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  3. Hannah, this is perfect! You gave it the right look to update it and bring it today's trends, I love it! Great colors in the plaid too, so fun!

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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  4. LOVE this alteration! Great work! :D You've motivated me to get my sewing materials out... ;)

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  5. I love this! Such a great re-do of an otherwise uber plain shirt. You look adorable too. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  6. What a fun series, I must have missed it before! I love what you did with this top. it would be so perfect with a maxi, can't wait to see you style that!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice blog! <3
    Would you like to follow each other on Gfc? :)

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  8. Perfect for the summer! I'm following you now, nice blog! :)

    Gemma
    www.taipeistreetstyle.com

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  9. The result is just perfect. Great work! Have a nice week.

    Valeria.
    http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

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  10. The result is super! I love it, and also your mint colour shoes! xo/Madison

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  11. Ahhh this top has the perfect colours in it, love the plaid and that you made it into a crop top!
    xJennaD

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  12. Ah I love the result! This is so cute! I'm about to do this to a few of my tops :)
    xx
    Ellie

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  13. Oh I love makeover monday! This turned out so well! Adorable!

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  14. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  15. You totally made that top super chic by making it cropped! It looks fabulous!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  16. ah, that top is now even cuter! i adore this whole look.. it makes me want to go on a bike ride!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  17. So glad this series is back in rotation. I'm always impressed by what you are able to see in terms of clothing potential.

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  18. This is so cool! I used to do something similar on my blog, but I haven't really been thrifting lately. I love what you did with that top!

    Rachel

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  19. Love the cute makeover you gave on this plaid shirt! So cute :D

    Trendy Teal

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  20. Thanks for your sweet words on my last post, they brightened my day!
    You look lovely as always, I adore your cute makeover!

    Hope you have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  21. you did a great job with the crop top!!! you look darling!

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  22. this is a great idea! the made over top looks so much cuter and more wearable than the older one, you've definitely breathed a new life into it.

    little henry lee

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  23. I love this series! I'm excited to get some sewing makeover ideas from you. I hem dresses like crazy but never thought of trying it on a shirt- it look so cute!

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