Refashion: Polka Dot Shirt


I’m starting to feel better about my sewing with a few successful projects under my belt these days.

Laura sent me this awesome navy polka dot top that needed a slight fit adjustment. It’s made of some sort of polyester knit fabric so it was a little bit slippery, but not as mischievous as the last one.

I didn’t have to take in the shoulders, it just needed shorter sleeves and a narrower bodice. I took it in by about 2 inches on each side, and cut off about 3 inches of sleeve. It’s a fantastic staple shirt that will go well with cardigans this winter, or with flowy skirts this summer.

I love the little keyhole in the back.

I’m pretty excited to party in my new shirt, can you tell?

Outfit details:

  • earrings: etsy
  • top: Laura, refashioned
  • necklace: Forever 21
  • belt: grandma’s hand-me-down
  • pants: Ross
  • boots: thrifted


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    1. Kristin says:

      Adorable! I hope this helps you get your sewing groove back.

    2. Emily says:

      oh i totally want your shirt.

    3. Brenna says:

      I have like three shirts in my to-mend pile that have that exact shape with slippery mysterious/polyester material. The only difference is that I acutally have to take in the shoulders about half in on each one. It’s an intimidatinng refashion, but I want to wear the shirts. After seeing this post maybe I’ll tackle them this weekend. It’s such a good top to dress up or down. Thanks for the awesome posts!

    4. Erin R. says:

      I love that you have a vision for these. When I saw the before, I hated it, but I LOVE it after the refashion. :)

    5. Lindsay says:

      So cute! I love that you made a weirdly shaped shirt so much better.

    6. Slip says:

      Do you need me to take some pictures of some of my sewing projects? I’m sure you’d feel pretty good about what you do. There was a bathing suit I attempted to make. At one point I ripped it off the machine and threw it in the corner behind a magazine rack where it stayed for two years. Countless ill-fitting t-shirt alterations. Plenty of raw seams, too. Melted some polyester with Fray Check once. There may not be crying in baseball, but I’ve shed a lot of tears in the sewing room.

    7. Perfect! I’m so glad you are getting some use out of them! And thanks for linking me! :)

    8. Ruby Girl says:

      nice work on this top! love it! pinned a couple of your looks on the new fashion & faith pinboard! xoxo linds {{}}

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