making new out of old...
My sister and I were talking about how we had liked a sleeveless cardigan that Kate Hudson was wearing in a scene of Bride Wars. Anna had found something similar online, but we've been making an effort to buy less these days, instead using what we have in new ways. Then a light bulb went on! What if we made our own version using a ribbed tank top?
We scurried off to find rarely worn tops and my favorite scissors. Checking to make sure no children were watching (can you imagine if they had seen what we were about to do?!), we cut straight up the front of the tank. Anna tried it on, and instantly I loved the look.
So far we've each only made one. (That will change soon!) Mine was a tank top that has sequins on the shoulders (and the hem always fit oddly...no stretch). Mine fits a bit differently than the one that Anna is modeling. You see mostly shoulders from the front...which I really like. Anna wore hers layered over a t-shirt, then added a cardigan sweater over the top...so cute!
These are different than the inspiration, but are just the thing to add something new to an outfit, and it cost nothing!
By Mollie Johanson at Monday, March 09, 2009