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