Friday, March 5, 2010

Grandpas Shirts - Refashion # 1 !

So, I did this refashion super fast the night before my grandfather's funeral, because I wanted to wear it to the service! Therefore, I don't have any in progress pictures, but I pretty much followed my button up ruffle shirttutorial for it. I didn't add the smocking around the waist however, and I didn't shorten it - didn't have time to hem! I also wound up with the neckline a little too wide, so I added some pleats in the back along the shoulders to take it in a little. So I wound up with a very blousy, long, tunic-like shirt. I wore it with a pencil skirt for the service:

I also love wearing it with skinny jeans, boots, and a wide black belt - it's really comfortable and chic! I don't have any pictures of it like that yet, but I'll put some up.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

By the way, I have three kidneys...

and they frequently make me sick. Thanks to kidney infection #5, my meal plans got a little screwed up in the last few weeks. HOWEVER, I do have some awesome men's dress shirts refashions coming up!

My grandfather passed away last week, and I inherited a wealth of his old shirts. He was probably one of the very few men in the world who could pull off anything from pastel lavendar suit jackets to brazen, colorful mickey mouse ties to brightly colored floral shirts with glitter running through them -- all while looking very intimidating. I have remade his shirts before, so I know they are very suitable for this. And what better way to pay tribute and remember someone so flamboyant than to wear his beautiful clothes (in a new form, of course)?

I already have one shirt finished and more in progress, so keep checking back for pictures and possibly tutorials, if I find the time :)


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