The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 37 - A $2 top and a poppy to remember.

Today's inspiration comes from the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). I know the poppy isn't typically an ANZAC thing but it is a symbol of remembrance that befits this day and I saw one this morning which started me off on my journey to transform this top I got last week at the op shop for $2.

My ideas kept changing as I went along with this one and I've ended up with a top I love that is just my style.

Firstly it had a high skivvy neck which I didn't like so I cut off the neck band and drew a pattern for a poppy. I decided to make the poppy from a red fleecy lined knit that Mum recently gave me a remnant of.

I still wasn't happy so I cut off the sleeves as well and cut a stem for the poppy from a vintage paisley fabric scrap.

I sewed these on, and to add a bit more color I made a red band from the same knit fabric just by folding it in half and sewing it to the bottom of the top. (I chopped some off the bottom of the top first because it was a little longer than I wanted).

I loved the red band so much I did the same thing to the arm and neck holes. Then I topstitched with some red thread to make the bands sit a bit better.

Very happy with my new top now.  Hooray!

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