A few months ago, one of my very best friends asked me to accompany him on a Memorial Day vacay to Phoenix, AZ… pretty much all expenses paid. Ummm… let me think about that… Yup! It was kind of a work trip for him, but mostly play. There would be a couple occasions for me to have something halfway decent to wear, and of course, I’d need my fair share of bathing suits and tank tops… rough trip, right?
So, what to pack? I had a couple pictures in my mind of the kind of outfits I wanted – a cute skirt and top for our dinner reception, a more casual skirt and tank top for lunch at the resort resaurant, and a summer-y halter top for throwing on over my swimsuit on the way to the pool. I could picture these things, but I didn’t have the time to hunt all over creation for the exact right outfit. And I have quite a bit of fabric around here (hello, we make clothes and bags for a living…), so why not make my own clothes?
I’ve never done that before, though. I can whip up a pair of little girl’s leggings without a problem, but making myself a skirt was not something I’d really even thought of.
I ended up making this whole outfit above… plus this skirt below:
And finally, I upcycled an old shirt into a new halter top:
I’m going to do several posts this week, each one devoted to how I made each piece. These will not be tutorials, by any means… I’ll have to work on taking more detailed photographs along the way for you to actually be able to see every step of the process. It’s mostly meant to show you that I did it, and hopefully inspire someone else to cut up an old t-shirt and make an adorable summer tank!