Thursday, 2 May 2013

The collar

Today's outfit was put together in a flash. The vintage men's shirt was given to me by mum. For many years I didn't know what to do with it but kept it anyway and even fitted it.
The collar I crocheted this winter after I fell in love with the color of the thread. Alas, it was  so expensive I could afford just one roll. Thus, the collar.
Skirt thrifted and shortened/taken in.

See my lovely bag! It was waiting for me in a pile of belts , bags and wallets and had my name on it.

And now a closer look at the star of this outfit

What? The new collection for summer and spring is out in the big retail stores? Who cares? Certainly not me!!!

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Skirt me made

This is my first Me made May outfit post where I took a pledge to wear at least one item or accessory that I either sew/crochet or refashioned myself. I thought this would be such a great challenge to wear what I have made and also realize how much I have made the past 3 years.

In the photo above I've sewn the skirt 3 summers ago and it's a simple skirt attached on a piece of elastic, one of my first and easiest projects.
Although I've worn it a lot I don't think I've made it justice up until today that it was included in a 40s inspired theme.

I'd love to show you a bit of the details in my outfit. I've drooled over those elastic belts with wonderful clips so in lack of one I improvized with my new/old brooch. See, when there is will there is a way.
The following is the fastest refashion project I've ever made

From this

 To minutes

Bye bye for now and don't forget to check tomorrow for my next me made outfit.