FO x 2: Polka Blouse & Jeans Outfit Refashion

One of the things I like about refashioning a whole outfit at one time, is that it avoids wardrobe orphans! Having said that, these two will make versatile basics interchangeable with any number of seperates. This top is so light and cool. Perfect for the gorgeous hot weather we’re FINALLY experiencing here in the UK. Woo Hoooooooo!! The berry coloured skinnies? Well I can see these being in heavy rotation during the Autumn & Winter months…


The jeans got skinnified in my usual way. The top is pretty self explanatory I guess. But just in case it’s not clear from the pics; I removed the sleeves completely; sliced up the side seams and repinned them under the armholes to counteract the fact that the front armhole had become the back armhole.(Simply turning a top around and wearing it back to front can make for the armholes sitting weirdly at the front) I then restitched the side seams, recut the neckline and finished with bias binding made from the sleeves. Simples! Elliott was very insistent the other day that Mummy had her top on the wrong way round, lol!

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  1. Marie July 18, 2013

    Oh my God!!! I love this blouse refashion so much Portia and those skinnies are the perfect colour for anytime of the year! You look hot in this outfit!!!

  2. Teresa July 18, 2013

    I love it! I have a pile of button ups to refashion and one is destined to do the same as your shirt!

  3. Erica Louise July 18, 2013

    Both look fantastic, the colour of your skinnies, and the shape of your top. Good one!

  4. Claire July 18, 2013

    I adore the blouse refashion, it brings such a fresh, new feel to it. Paired with the red jeans, it is a complete winner!

  5. Tilly July 18, 2013

    Love this! Such an awesome outfit. x

  6. Donna Hensley July 18, 2013

    I love that refashion – ingenious!

  7. Suzie W July 18, 2013

    Wardrobe orphans- what a great expression! A great refashion too, very inspring 🙂

  8. thequirkypeach July 18, 2013

    So cute! The button down back is to die for – love the whole outfit!!!

  9. Liochka July 18, 2013

    Super ! I like buttons on the back. (super..j’aime les boutons dans le dos).

  10. Figure Amour July 18, 2013

    so cut and quirky!! I love the wine color of those skinnies and I always love a button back. so cute. Great fit too. You look adorable and fresh.

  11. Anonymous July 18, 2013

    great idea but how do you reconstruct the blouse since I a beginner.

  12. dixie July 19, 2013

    That blouse is super cool! I love how you left it open a little in the back below the buttons, it’s a nice effect. This whole outfit looks really cute.

  13. Masustak eguzkitan July 19, 2013

    WOW! Love that refashion! The blouse looks soooo cute on you!

  14. EmSewCrazy July 19, 2013

    GAHH! LOVE THIS OUTFIT!! Its official I need some red jeans! Such a beautiful color!

  15. Milena July 22, 2013

    Oh that top is so cute!

  16. Sarah July 22, 2013

    Great refashion here, I have a lot of baggy blouses from the oppe that I bought merely because of the print NOT THE here’s a new idea how to re-shape. THANKEE xx

  17. Zoe July 25, 2013

    Sooper cute! xxx

  18. feryaj August 2, 2013

    I just made once ill love to show you mine

  19. Val Manchuk April 24, 2014

    What a good-looking top you created! I love that you switched the focal point to the back; adds a little drama. The outfit looks great on you!

    Val @

  20. iguh goodness August 3, 2017

    This is so sweet!


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