Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A Shirt Makeover

I've not had much time to sew or craft lately, so I thought I'd show you some of my daughters' creations. My youngest is quite a fashionista. She's not afraid to try anything and always looks smashingly chic. She took a man's dress shirt and transformed it into something that fits her petite body. I really love these cufflinks - they belonged to her grandfather.

Here's the back of the shirt. She put tucks into the shoulders to shorten the sleeves, and pleated the back for fitting, then covered it with a piece of wide lace that gives a belted effect to the back. With her skinny jeans and maryjane shoes - ooh la la!
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9 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Lorrie,

Thank you for wishing my sweetpea a happy BD. Tell your daughter, I would buy that shirt. Tres chic.

Good luck on your exams. God has you covered.

hugs,
Barb

P.S. Is this the daughter that had the terrific trip last summer?

Penny said...

Hi Lorrie,
Your daughters shirt makeover is beautiful; something out of the pages of Victoria magazine - Id say.
Kudos to her.
You can tell the acorn doesn't fall to far from the crafty tree.
Wishing you fortitude on all your paper still due and good luck on your exams.
Hugs,
Penny

Ulla said...

Love it! Oh to be young and skinny...

Erin said...

Super cute!

Kristina said...

Wow, she did a great job. I've been attempting some re-fashioning myself lately. Nothing this ambitious, though.

Kristina
Sweetfern Handmade

Barbara said...

My,my how clever. What a creation.

Brenda Leyland said...

What a beautiful creation! I can imaagine how wonderful it must look on your daughtter!

Tara said...

This is so beautiful! When I was in high school I used to take my dad's old vests and shirts and try to tailor them to fit with ribbon and buttons.

Jade Creative said...

Well done.
Unique!
Have a great day!
Darlene