Monday, January 6, 2014

Rejuvenated: Draped Lavender Top


Cowl Necks have always felt a bit too elegant for my personal style, and therefore haven't held much of a presence in my closet.  Yet when I came across this dusty lavender option at a thrift store, there was no way that I could pass it up.  The color, coupled with the garment washed cotton jersey and silk combo, grabbed my heart and took it hostage. (Coincidently, the last cowl neck I owned was also lavender...I suppose the combo must persuade me against my norm?)

I figured that I could easily fiddle around with the volume, and drape it in a new way.  I was right about the fiddling, but not about the ease.  After having spent a good hour playing around with my options (most of which were trying to find a drape that didn't have funny puckers or bulges), I lowered my expectations, settled on an option, and hand stitched it into place.  It didn't take long for me to realize that I absolutely love the imperfect look of the drape, as it gives the top a sophisticated untidiness of sorts.

Small REjuvenated projects, such as this one, are so refreshing.  They are a great reminder that sometimes it is best to keep things simple, which is often times a concept that seems to escape me.  I'm definitely looking forward to doing more projects like this in the future!

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