Wardrobe Revamp: Week 3 and another GIVE AWAY!

Welcome to week three of my mission to revamp my wardrobe one outfit at a time, one week at a time. My goal is to grown-up-ify my clothing, plus have some element of every outfit be made by me!

{ Before }

So far, I've revamped two pretty plain but comfy dresses, and this week I have yet another jersey dress that needs a little something to make it more distinct. Thanks to your suggestions last week, I've added not just one but THREE possible ways to spruce up this number. As Nancy suggested, if I did more than one thing I could change it up over and over. I'll never be bored! Check it out:

{ Revamp #1 }

For this revamp, Liz suggested:

I have a purple scarf that's square that I'd love to turn into two mobius scarfs...maybe that could complement this outfit?

She donated this completely beautiful purple and cream scarf, which I transformed into two mobius scarves (one for me, one for her) that wraps around three times. It adds some great detail, and also helps me feel a little less naked in the neck area! Liz, thanks so much! I have to see you soon to give you your half!

{ Revamp #2 }
(Side Note: since I have to model these babies, my sweetie, Ian, has been charged with the task of taking the photos. He likes to really ham it up: "Give me...whimsical! Give me...angry!" So I just end up laughing my head off and ending up with these silly shots!)

Anywho, both Cathy and Joanna suggested that I create a necklace, and since I *happened* to have just enough scraps from Liz's scarf left, I created this knotted fabric necklace. It's a big tube of fabric with beads inside, and knots in between each bead. I love it! If you'd like to make your own, there's a tutorial here. It's a great sewing project to start with.

{ Revamp #3 }
And lastly, from Joanna's suggestion:
Joanna Read Cotter of Joy in my studio said...

I love what you did with the first outfit, what a transformation and it looks gorgeous on you! This other jersey dress is such a pretty warm gray - I could see it with one of your recycled jersey necklaces in lavender, orchid and plum tone.

I took Joanna's advice plus a little inspiration from the tutorial above to create this necklace out of an old purple t-shirt and some foofie white fabric scraps.

{ close up! }

And because you were so generous with your suggestions, I made an EXTRA purple t-shirt necklace to GIVE AWAY this week! Just leave a comment below before next Tuesday at 12pm, and you'll be entered to win! I'll pick a winner at random and let you all know in time for next week's wardrobe revamp post!


  1. Carole Ann you work wonders! I can NOT wait to see my beautiful new scarf in person! I've loved the print of the fabric for so long, and now its functional in a way that I love and can wear so easily! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  2. I love how you kicked it up a notch and made more than one accessory for your pretty gray dress! I LOVE the t-shirt necklace! It came out gorgeous. That lavender/pearl combo is gonna be HOT this fall ;) P.S. I miss you like crazy!!

  3. your jersey necklace is so cute and the little fabric flowers too! well done you :D

  4. I LOVE that necklace! Well, both of them! Maybe I can use the tutorial as my first creation! So cute. See you tomorrow?!? :)


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