Saturday, November 13, 2010

Double Whammy

This lovely vest came into my life after another trip to the thrift store near work.  My wonderful sister-in-law gave me a "gift certificate" for my birthday so I felt comfortable spending a little more than usual.  I think this one was $3.00.
I don't know why I make these faces

It was obviously too big, but I really liked the orange tie-die action.  I also liked the lacey trim, which you can't quite see in this picture.  There wasn't too much that needed to be done and somehow I managed to get through the process without taking any pictures.  Oops!  All I really did though was take it in on the sides and I removed what I might call the sleeves and then hemmed it up.  That's it!

Since the weather has been a bit cooler, I do need to wear it with a t-shirt, but I think in the summer it will be cute as a tank top, or open with a tank top underneath.  So many possibilities!

The second top I wanted to show you I forgot to take a picture of before I got started.  I actually did this one a few weeks ago but haven't posted it yet.  The shirt used to be giant (like most things I start with).  The only change I made was to take it in quite a bit.  Now it looks like this.

Thanks for checking in on my blog.  If you like something, please leave a comment.  It makes my heart happy :)  Even if all you say each time is "that's cute!"  I still appreciate your words.


  1. I LOVE the shirt, sweater, belt combo! VERY cute!

  2. That's cute! ;) Seriously though, I agree with the first commenter. That is a lovely combo. The vest looks great on you too.

  3. I like the vest! The orange tie-die draws me in too. Plus, you made a comment about your wonderful sister-in-law :) Also, I didn't say anything on Saturday when I saw you wearing the second outfit, but I was thinking it...I love it!

  4. Uh oh.....somebody is awesome! and it's Steph! I fully support your creativity! Remember me when you are a rich & famous fashion designer :)

  5. The outfit at the bottom is adorable! :)