Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in | 0 comments

Pre-couture $5 teeI picked up three of these tops each for $5, brand new! They were lacking pizzaz, and when I visited my niece Marsha and saw her Anthropology top, I was inspired.
Marsha's topmy inspiration

I kept the purple top simple, and just cropped the hem and used the trim to create a wrist feature.sleeve features

With the red one, I cropped and used the hem create an interesting neckline like Marsha’s top, and sewed it with gold thread. Anthropology inspired neckline


The black one I cut the hem and used the trim to make a cuff ruffle, then trimmed front, back and ruffle with burgundy silk chiffon (from my Mother of the Groom dress) that I distressed.

Crepe silk ripped onto $5 tee
Back, recoutured tee with silk crepe







I wore the top to visit Marsha and her mom, my sister, Gail.