|Also not great with gray PJ pants.|
It was $6.99, which is usually a little rich for my blood at a thrift store, but I loved the blue and white gingham, and I loved that it was lined with a light blue and white pinstripe pattern. It had some serious problems though, not the least of which were the sleeves being waaaaaay to long! I fiddled with it and fiddled with it (and packed the unfinished piece and took it with us across state lines) and finally I came us with this:
|The cutie in the pink coat is my Girly. She wanted to be on "mommy's blog"|
I took it up, re-hemmed the bottom and cut a new curved hem with slits in the sides. I also took the sleeves off completely, shortened them, took them inside out to show off the complimentary lining fabric, and re attached them again at the shoulders. And lastly I look it in by about four inches on each side.
Basically the only thing I kept from the original shirt was the button placket and the collar, but at last I have a shirt that I can actually wear!
And I did wear it today. Despite how chilly it still is here the family and I went on a good long walk to get some sunshine and exercise. This is what I wore:
|I look soooooo serious, but really my husband was making fun of my "silly model feet" to try and get me to smile...|
|...two seconds later I busted up laughing!|
coat: Forever 21, Goodwill $5.99
button down shirt: Gap, thrifted from Savers and refashioned $6.99
skinny jeans: (taken in on sides) Goodwill, $3.99
leopard flats: Target fall of '12 (Hilary has the exact same pair!) $16.99
sunglasses: Revlon from Sears Optical, FREE (it pays to coupon!*)
gold stud necklace: Forever 21, a gift from my mom
belt: Goodwill, $0.99
It just goes to show you that between thrift stores and learning how to do basic sewing alterations yourself you can save a ton of $$ and still look cute!
*I follow http://hip2save.com/ for my couponing deals and steals. Collin actually just moved to Boise last year as well, and her blog is where I found the amazing coupon for my free pair of $99 sunglasses!