I wasn't sure what direction to go for this challenge and had pulled out a lot of our upcycle stuff. I was on pinterest to get some inspiration and came across this picture.
It was serendipity people. I had a giant yellow sweater that was too big for me. A white with black polka dot top sheet and we still have a lot of old worn out khaki's from my husband. I had to send this picture to my friends and tell them how excited I was that I had everything in my stash to replicate the outfit! I've been seeing TONS of mustard, purple and polka dots and I think it's the colors of the season for sure.
(Polka dot IS a color, okay! LOL)
The shirt is the Myra from Violette Field Threads. I cut out the pieces just to make the top, omitting the pants part. I also opted out of the loops in the back, doing an exposed zipper instead. I just adore the pintucks and the front tie.
I slightly, SLIGHTLY cheated with the pants. I actually made them out of my husbands khaki's for my upcycle look when I was competing. But my mother came and took my son for a couple weeks and he didn't get to model them. Since Gavin's grown out of them since then, we shortened them for Aevarie and we dyed them purple. I used the Paperback Writer pants pattern from Ottobre 2010. We had dyed them blue for Gavin. LOL
For the sweater in the picture, I decided to do a cardigan instead. That way Aevarie would get a lot more use out of it. I used the Aster Cardigan Pattern from LBG Studio's. I lengthened both the length of the bodice and the sleeve length and omitted the peter pan collar. I also made the cuffs bigger.
Then we have a matching hair bow. A girl has to have her accessories!
So there's our upcycle look!
Are you sewing along this season?