Here we are, already at week three in the Refashion Runway Competition! Can you believe it?
I had a pretty hard time finding an outfit to copy for this week’s theme! I scoured through countless magazines, perused several fashion sites, and FINALLY found a look I not only liked, but knew it was something I’d actually wear!
This Anthropologie blouse costs a whopping $78.00! Can you believe it? And the shorts another $68.00! That’s a total of $146.00 for 1 stinkin’ outfit!
Although I like this look, I definitely don’t like it enough to shell out that kind of cash!
Well, it’s a good thing I won’t have to!
I got both of these shirts for 49-cents (plus tax) at my local thrift store, and the pants came out of my closet. I’ve had them for a very long time and never wore them much.
To begin this refashion, I first seam-ripped the collar and sleeves from the beige top, and then cut off the button placket.
Then I gently removed the collar and button placket from the purple paisley men’s dress shirt.
I attached the button placket from the purple shirt to the beige shirt (pinning right sides together).
I cut off the excess material from the button placket and then got busy stitching it together…
Then I pinned on and attached the collar, and hemmed the arm holes.
(Sorry for the bad lighting, it was getting pretty late.)
After finishing my new top, I got started refashioning my pants.
I started by trying them on and placing a pin where I wanted the length to be.
Using a quilting ruler and a piece of chalk, I marked from one pin to the other in a straight line…
After cutting off one of the pant legs, I used the cut-off portion to use as a guide for the other leg.
Once both legs were evenly cut, I cut a small triangle out of a paper bag (to use as a pattern), and traced it onto the outer side of each pant leg…
Once the triangles were cut out, I pinned and hemmed the legs, and then got busy looking through my button stash…
I couldn’t find 6 matching buttons that looked like the buttons on the Anthropologie shorts, but I did find 6 very similar, vintage ones!
After stitching those puppies in place, I was all done!
I’m pleased with how this refashion turned out! I was in need of new summer shirts and shorts, and this refashion was surprisingly easy, which is always a bonus!
My daughter wants me to make a similar pair of shorts for her, and my youngest son thinks the shirt looks like it has a built-in tie, and wants me to make him a “boy version!” What a compliment! 😉
So with what cost me $1.04 (including tax), I was able to refashion a copycat version of this $146.00 Anthropologie outfit! That’s a savings of $144.96! Woohoo!
Make sure to check out the other copycat refashions at the Refashion Runway Competition, and vote for your favorite!
Have a great weekend!
27 thoughts on “Refashion Runway Competition: Week Three – Copycat!”
Wonderful work . . . adorable outfit!!! 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
Cute! Love the shirts. Great job!
Thanks Kristin! There certainly is some hefty competition! 🙂
Wow! I’m in love with your button stash! The buttons you chose are fabulousness. I love the way your top turned out too!!
I feel like I have SO many buttons, until I need a specific one that I can’t find! lol Then I’m like, “I need more buttons!” 😉
A wonderful outfit! You did a terrific job and saved that original (not so wonderful) shirt from an untimely end. 😉
Ha! Thanks! I’m anticipating getting two more refashions out of the leftovers! 🙂
looks awesome! i especially like the shorts (:
Thank you so much Ellie! 🙂
How cute are those buttons?! Great job as always Jen 🙂
Thank you so much Katrina! 🙂
Great job (and great use of those buttons!) The shorts are adorable, I’m obsessed with anthropologie but like you seriously cant afford it! Love your version of the outfit!
Thank you so much! I agree, I really like their style, but even if I could afford it (which I totally can’t), I don’t think I’d feel right spending that kind of money on clothing! 🙂
I LOVE how the shirt turned out – You’ve inspired me 🙂 I also love your button collection…I have so many in a ziploc bag but keeping them in a box like that is a much better idea.
Thanks! 🙂 I bought some of those spice racks that turn, with the idea of organizing all of my buttons by color in their own spice jar (an idea I stole from my cousin), but I haven’t gotten around to doing it yet. will you be sewing along in this week’s challenge?
I hope so. Sometimes I am lazy and get in my own way. LOL!
Me too! 😉
Great job Jen, I especially like the shirt…
Thanks Sally !
Aww, thanks sweetie! 🙂
I absolutely LOVE the mismatched buttons!
Thanks Caty! 🙂
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