Easy Peasy

This past week, my favorite thrift store, 4 N.I.N.E., has been holding a buy one get one sale on all clothing. They are overstuffed with clothing there.  That’s where I got the $1 a bag treasure.

I bought a few items for myself and for refashioning. Here’s a “tunic” I got for refashioning.  I love the embroidery.


My first thought was to lace paint the embroidery and insertion lace.  After making an inquiry on Refashion Co-op, I decided to dye the entire top first. So I got out my bottle of Teal Rit Dye (I prefer liquid dye since you can limit the amount you use).

The tunic took the dye incredibly well, but the embroidery didn’t.  I guess I won’t be using dye to paint the embroidery, but maybe fabric paint. I’m still mulling that over.

Another suggestion from Refashion Co-op was to remove the “skirt thingy” from the bottom. I liked that idea too. I used one of my handy seam rippers (I have several; they disappear), and first removed the elastic at the waistband, then the entire “skirt thingy” and lining.

I was left with these pieces. I’ll save these for another project “someday”.


The end product? Viola!

Okay, it’s not the end. I still have to hem it (need hem tape, it’s a bit short) and I’m still contemplating fabric paint on the embroidery to jazz it up a bit. But by golly, I’m happy with it so far.





4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Little Blue Mouse
    May 19, 2012 @ 11:28:46

    It’s definitely better without the skirty bit.


  2. Diane Schneider
    May 19, 2012 @ 15:40:16

    I really like the white embroidery against the teal color!


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