Friday, July 31, 2009

Shirt #3

According to my 15 year old sister Lydia, I'm not the greatest at making up creative titles for my posts.

I agree.

Shirt #3 took me a LOT longer than I anticipated, and actually I'm not quite done it yet, but you can't tell in the pictures :) I meant to have this be Wednesday's post.

Anyway, here is Shirt #3! Refashioned from a man's button up shirt, of course.





I made this shirt all by myself, without a tutorial. Very courageous, I know. At first I tried to copy this shirt that I love from Banana Republic, but it really didn't come out anything like it. I first put pleats in the front, but I ended up taking them out because they made it too small. I put in the boob darts instead. [Men's shirts really are just boxes.] I added the ruffles last because when I [thought I] was done, it still looked so masculine. Josh, at one point, told me I looked like a mail man. Thanks sweetypie.

I was so close to being done, after spending hours and hours on the darn thing, and I told Josh, "You know, I just really don't like this blue and white stripe." His eyebrows went up, as he realized I couldn't exactly "refashion" the fabric of the shirt. So I added the ruffle, and that seems to help a bit. I think it looks more feminine now. I could be way off base, though! Tell me your thoughts. About the shirt, I mean, not this hideous picture.



P.S. If you would like to volunteer to come to my home and take pictures of me in my new clothes, I would be delighted and can offer you nothing in return. Except maybe a cookie or two. My "photographer" (aka husband) seems to be a little impatient with me. Or is it the other way around??

9 comments:

Lydia said...

haha better title, I like it :)

not as much as I like the last picture, I actually 'loled.' xoxo

p.s. the term '15 year old sister' makes me seem young and naive and little. I would appreciate it if you never used it again.

Bekah said...

why don't you add a little belt? that would make it cute & less mailman-ish..... it's cute

i like our 15 yr old sister

Valerie said...

a belt would look great, or a vest/sweater-vest might make it not so stripey looking.

oh and I'm jealous your sister even cares about your blog- I have to beg my siblings to read mine!

Abby said...

Valerie- my sisters are pretty much the ONLY people that read their blog! bless their hearts...

jess said...

abby it looks great! you seem like such a natural, i am ashamed to tell you i am jealous of your talents!

Miss Peregrin said...

Nice work! You're awesome. :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE all your shirts, Abby. So creative!!! When you run out of things to blog about you can always blog about your dinner menus and the latest that you are cooking or baking;o)
Love, Aunt Hedy

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

You and your shirts- you are too cool! I love it. Now we just have to get you making pie ;)

becca said...

DARN-lydia used loled...and she's WAY cooler than me by a mile. can't believe you fashioned that shirt by yourself-talent!! i think your kitty was modeling in the background as well:)