Wednesday, March 21, 2012

diy inspiration: silk tops

After successfully finishing my most recent clothing project, I've been itching to do more like it - thrifted silky tops spruced up with a quick modification to the hemline.  Some variations to consider:

Samantha Pleet blouse

I'm enjoying this pointy detail!  

NW3 blouse
NW3 blouse

A scalloped hem would be darling as well (see here for a great tute on making a scalloped edge), though I'd probably do it as a full-on crop top with a swingy, less fitted shape.


Vero Moda blouse

Vero Moda blouse

And, of course, the mullet.  This shape will long be one of my faves.

Refashioning projects like these are at the top of my to-do list.  Can't lie, though - said list is out of control!  What are your priority DIY projects for spring/summer?

17 comments:

  1. I love all of these! Such great inspiration :)
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  2. great post :)
    Interesting blog, I really enjoyed browsing it :)

    XX JUNO ♥
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    THANK YOU :))

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  3. The scalloped hem looks lovely but I don't think I could DIY that. The Vera Moda cut looks very doable. I'm throwing that on my DIY list ;)

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  4. I have a bag full of clothes that need altering in some way or other! :) Really need to make some time :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  5. I love this - so romantic and feminine! You look beautiful :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  6. I can't wait to see what the result will be.

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  7. The scalloped is the best!! Girly and cute!

    www.daretodiy.com

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  8. I like the look of the scalloped one and I agree it would look nicer in a looser top. I'd love to see what you decide on.

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  9. I absolutely love the last one!

    www.theslowpace.wordpress.com

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  10. I love the scalloping! Lovely :)
    Thank you for stopping by!!

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  11. Beautiful post and great blog! Would you like to follow each other?

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  12. oooo!! love the scalloped edge! can't wait to see what you come up with :)

    - aimee
    SwellMayde

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  13. Hi great posts I've thrown out so many tops, and could have customised them, great ideas and great blog.

    Just joined.

    Xnicki

    Nicki fannings blogspot

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