Ralph Got A Makeover & MMM Roundup Weeks 2 & 3

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My Me Made May pledge was to wear at least one handmade piece 3 times a week and to tackle my refashion/wip stash.  Let's see how the last two weeks played out shall we?

  
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Week Two:
  1. My first Maria Denmark Olivia Tee.  This was made out of a clearance knit from Joann's labeled "Juvenile Knit".  The dinosaurs remind me of the Flinstone vitamins I took as a "juvenile".  Along with the Barney and Fred shapes was their pet dinosaur Dino.  Grape was my favorite flavor.  I still by them every now and then.

  2. Sewaholic Renfrew made out of another "juvenile knit" from Joann's...butterflies and hearts.  I just love these knits.  They are so comfy and soft.  I just wish they offered "mature knit" that had some age appropriate designs.  These have been perfect to lounge around the house in and you can't beat $3 a yard to use as target practice.

  3. Maria Denmark Olivia Tee #3 blogged in my last post.  Here I was on my way to my Bernina dealer to see why my machine was misbehaving.  I was a little sad as I thought she was gonna have to stay overnight.  Sad face not necessary as everything checked out and she returned home safely the same day.

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Week Three:
  1. Yes more Olivia Tees! And yes I wore mine for two days in a row!  This was Mother's Day and I had made my Mom one in a stripey knit from Hart's Fabric.  I wanted to get our picture together in our matching tees.  She really liked hers and I can't wait to make her another.  

  2. Jennifer Lauren Vintage Afternoon Blouse.  I wasn't feeling selfies that day but I wore it with my navy blue capris just like I did here.

  3. Deer & Doe Plantain Tee.  I was multitasking in this pic.  While crouched down trying to stretch out my favorite ready to wear jeans the urge struck to take a MMM selfie.  At that same moment the urge struck Vito to get me into a game of fetch with the floppy fox toy.

I only managed to get one refashion done so far.  I closed my eyes and reached into my refashion/wip garbage bag and pulled out this gem...

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Brand: Ralph Lauren  Size: XL
Goodwill Price Tag: $1.00

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I cut it all to pieces and had intentions of following Sunni's tutorial and turning it into a Box Blouse.  I wasn't going to have enough fabric for each of the needed rectangles so I cut the front and back piece sides down about 5 inches and sewed back together.  I was able to keep the original bust darts in place.  The back of the blouse was way too big and poofed out near the bottom hem.  To fix I added some darts by simply tracing the darts from Christine Hayne's Sassy Librarian Blouse.

      back darts

I traced the desired neckline with chalk, cut and finished with bias binding.  The sleeves were finished with bias binding as well....mainly because I couldn't get the shortened sleeves back on without puckers so I cussed them out and gave up.

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I'm happy with the way it turned out and I think it looks really good paired with my red
Simplicity pants.

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Speaking of red...

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I cant believe May is almost over!  Enjoy the weekend everyone!!

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18 comments

  1. It might be the only one for this week but that refashion is ace! Love it!

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  2. Great refashion! Gorgeous fabric and flattering shape :)

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  3. ooh, love it!

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  4. Awesome refashion!! Love the hair too! :) Your blog isn't showing up in my bloglovin feed. I gotta go look into why...pretty sure I didn't "unfollow" you!

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  5. Hmm that's strange. I wonder if it has something with me moving from blogspot.com to my own domain but I thought Bloglovin took care of all that. If you type in my name in bloglovin and my blog comes up does it still show you as following?

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  6. Thanks! It has proven to be a challenge at times!

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  7. I love your refashioned Ralph! It looks great!

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  8. Hi Shanni, This post just showed up in my feed this morning...perhaps there is a delay? Your newest post "Thrifting Fun and a Wool and the Gang Giveway" (so funny BTW) hasn't appeared there as of yet but it is on my google dashboard. Yes, when I type your name in the search box you come up and you are also on my follow list.

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  9. I love the new hair color! I'm also totally digging the red pants and polka - dot shirt. What a great refashion!

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  10. Digging the hair! You look great, girl!

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  11. Thanks!! I'm not quite used to it yet. I'm waiting for it to fade out a little

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  12. Thank you! It's taking me awhile to get used to the new hair color.

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