Cuffed Jeans and The Boots with the Heels

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This to That: Refurbished Blouse


khkhMy mom was kind enough to give me two of her old blouses that she no longer wanted. The fabric is really nice along with the pattern, but the fit wasn’t great on me.

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photo 3 (26) photo 4 (18)I chopped off the sleeves and put in some darts. It was not that hard to transform even though I am not a master seamstress by any stretch of the imagination.

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Blouse: Banana Republic
Shorts: French Connection
Necklace: Thrifted
Shoes: Payless


What do you think?



Author: Kate T.

My day job is chief chocolate consumer at Godiva.

6 thoughts on “This to That: Refurbished Blouse

  1. What a lovely blouse! I really like it! It looks way better without the sleeves!

    x Angela /

  2. You did a great job refurbishing it 🙂 I love your look!

  3. I love what you did with your mom’s shirt! Whenever I’m back home, I always borrow my mom’s old blouses and just roll up the sleeves and tuck the shirt in to a pair of high-waisted shorts because of the weird fit. I definitely want to re-do a few so they can be more versatile though. Thanks for sharing!


    • I love doing that with my dad’s and brother’s old shirts. I don’t know why or how, but guys’ shirts are so much more comfortable. If you redo them, definitely post them on your blog, so I can get more ideas! 🙂

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