If you have not been following the Refashion Runway challenge sponsored by the Renegade Seamstress, you have been missing out. This week, I felt up to the challenge of a copycat refashion to match a designer/runway outfit.
Does Barbie count as fashion or designer?
This great gingham check shirt was gifted to me as fabric because of a torn place by one of the buttons.
After cutting it apart, there was plenty of fabric. Nearly all the shirt was used–front, back and sleeves–to give volume to the skirt. Barbie wears a black belt, but I had this piece of red waistband elastic. And, that seemed to work well, too.
Sparkle Jane accessorized her own way, but it makes for a cute outfit at a bargain price. The shirt-to-skirt–FREE! Shoes and shirt–thrifted at $3 each. Necklace, hat and bracelet were items on hand.
If you look close, you can see the remnants of the skirt’s past…but that is not as important as its happy present function.
Once again, Sparkle Jane found herself all dressed up with no place to go. Drat! The outfit will go to church tomorrow, and Sparkle Jane consoled herself for today with a trip to the pool with her friend Katie…with her refashioned swim bag from a few weeks ago.