Tuesday, October 9, 2012


This top was a gathered waist long skirt. I'd liked the  fabric, but gathered waist skirts don't work too well on me
Not a lot of jewelry this morning, the collar is a stand up one. It's still hot in my building, so my hair is going up. How hot was it yesterday? Our  Dean came by,  checking to made sure we all hadn't fainted. The building is being worked on (again) and it's playing havoc with the A/C.

This was the hem . Which is the reason I bought the skirt. I found the cuff on the street one morning. Oops, forgot to turn this one!
Here's the pattern I used. I don't even know if they're still in business, but they have a wonderful line of ethnic and vintage patterns. I sometime find them at thrift stores and yard sales.

This is what's behind me. There's a date palm down the street and when these fall off , I can't just let them lay there.


  1. You did a wonderful job, the blouse is a fabulous colour and fits you perfectly. The pattern looks good, loving the illustration, it's a work of art in itself!
    Your hair looks beautiful down. Hope that air-con gets sorted soon. We've got the fire burning! x

  2. What a clever remake, the blouse is lovely. What a great illustration on the pattern too. xxx

  3. How clever of you, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  4. ok - I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry I'm not following you, it's really nothing personal, I think I must've thought I must follow that nice lady back but been on my phone and forgotten. It's lovely to see more of you, thanks for always commenting and I wasn't snubbing you!!

    1. Not to worry! I'm the worse at adding people to my follow list.

  5. Fantastic upcycling! I love your top with the spangly bits on the sleeves and hem. The folk design is perfect.

  6. Well done!!You should show us a pattern or a tutorial of this stunning recycling project!The blouse looks amazing and I love the colour!

  7. The color is perfect for fall and is so flattering on you-what a great up cycle turning a skirt into a top-brilliant. I'm with the above comment that says a DIY tutorial on how to.