Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shirt Refashion

Recently my closet has been less than exciting to me.  A few of my favorites finally kicked the bucket and it's too hot (and humid) for cardigans at the moment.  I love cardigans.
I found this shirt--surprise--at the thrift store.  I thought the robin egg blue was cute, and I always love polka dots.  I love finding things in larger sizes as there's more wiggle room to alter it.

I took in quite a bit on the side seams and then created some fun gathered sleeves.  I probably should have taken the shoulders in a bit more, but I can live with it.  I added elastic to the end of the sleeve to pull it together.  I still need to take up the hem (Corey said with the current length it looks like an art smock), so in the meantime I've been wearing it tucked in.


  1. Very cute. I love the texture of this shirt...did you just iron it like that or did you add some pleats? I think the sleeves are pretty great too.

  2. Thanks! The skirt came pre-textured. I thought about ironing it out, but I decided I like the texture and (bonus) won't have to iron it ever :)

  3. Ashley- I just found your blog on the flicker group for the Made Header contest. The headers you made were so so awesome! I loved them! Love your style!!! Great job!

    I am your newest follower! :)

    Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

  4. Looks GREAT Ash, you need to teach me your ways when you are here. xoxo

  5. I'm glad you like my style Ashley (and may I say I love your name). I decided to enter on a whim, I'm no graphic designer!

    Chris, find some sweet shirts or something to alter and maybe sneak a sewing machine up to where we are staying, it would be fun to sew!


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