R.I.P Anna Piaggi a rare bird if ever there was one.
Hello yellow; I think I only have one item in my wardrobe in this happy sunny shade I’m not big on yellow by itself but, mixed with black I’ll throw it over my head and walk forward. For this challenge I thought I’d do a refashion on this thirfted skirt, the waistline is too small for me I knew this when I bought it, I also knew I wanted to make it into a halter-neck top but until now have never managed the time to do so. I purchased a fabric dye- Sunflower Yellow from Dylon and worked on changing the colour. I think she turned out a treat no blotches at all.
Next, I removed the waistband, zip and pockets and measured up my bust, I used tailors chalk to mark out the measurements then went in for the cut, the offcuts were used for the interfaced facings. Elastic was applied to the top centre back area which sits approximately 4inches across the middle; I turned this over and sewed a straight stitch to keep it in place. I then re-applied the waistband to the neck but not before I cut out a keyhole and applied black bias binding in to give it that ‘wow’ factor. She buttons up at the back of my neck.
Because this little challenge was a quickie for me, I purchased around 10m of the thickest and cheapest cord I could find. I cut this and this into 8cm strips, sewing right sides together. I then grabbed my handy loop turner and turned each strip right side through and then threaded the cord through, sewing the ends into place. I made two separate pieces, one black and white and the other a mixture of the yellow and black & black and white. I did contemplate fitting this to the top but thought I would get more use out of it if it were more of an accessory; So, that it is!
This is my best Linda Ronstadt pose minus the roller skates, perm and short shorts from an album my dad played non stop when I was a little girl; I used to sit and just stare at her, I wanted to be Linda, she was such a hottie.
I love how this turned out, I love that it’s yellow too, I think she will get a lot of wear in the warmer months and it doesn’t look too bad unbelted but do prefer it belted.
Below are just a few different ways I can wear my new fancy accessory. I like it, I like it a lot.
Fabric | Thrifted cotton skirt-Refashioned, cotton for the accessory.