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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Red Maxi becomes Red Sexi

Hey Ladies, wanna create an easy, Mexi-inspired layering piece?
It's really simple! Go to your local thrift store or Goodwill and look for inexpensive, floral mumus. Like this:
The key is to find something that has patterning in a single area. Like the Mexi-mumu Tanya found that was big and boxy, but had great, floral embroidery on the front and netting on the back. Rather than take it in and create another summer frock, we chopped it right above the waistline, to create a cute crop top!

We then hemmed it and pressed it to make a cute, vibrant, layering piece.
And here's the result! Super cute style, made in ten, easy minutes!
You can keep a top like this boxy and not worry about taking in side seams if you're planning on wearing it over another shirt that's fitted.  Loose, light, and paired with a simple tank, this shirt can shine!
Add a little matching scarf and you're done!

Noa B and Tanya D

Scarf: Vintage
Top: Redesigned thrift
Tank: F21
Jeans: Genetic Denim, via re-sale


  1. Oh wow, I am saving this post as an inspiration post. I LOVE how this turned out and I must try it. The top looks gorgeous! Awesome job!

  2. What a great idea. I think I even have something that could use this treatment right now!

    Secondhand Stylist Thrifted - Three Ways

  3. Such an easy little fix! PS - If you don't have a sewing machine, or a Noa (like I'm lucky to have!) you can just leave it frayed at the end. I have a black maxi top that I just keep frayed and I actually think it looks really cool. xx

  4. beautiful!! i love it! and good idea, i'm gonna rack through my closet and my moms and the goodwill pile now lol!

  5. Love this top oh so much, great redesign! The back of it is especially pretty! P.S. Love T's scarf with it too! Great styling!


  6. I love this idea! I am going to have to give it a try.