Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Work outfit

Summer is winding down for me.  I have a couple jobs and both will be picking back up shortly.  Since I have had some time on my hands I thought it was a good idea to put together some work clothes before things are in full swing and I don't have the time.

I started with this shirt:

I bought it for $2.00 at a thrift store and it reminded me a bit of the puffy shirt from Seinfeld.

Obviously something needed to be done.  I began by removing the ruffle from the neck.

After that, I chopped off the sleeves.  Not only is it too hot for long sleeves but they were also a bit too Amish for my style.

Using the ruffle from the neck and some elastic, I created ruffled short-sleeves.  Much, much better.

This is the shirt, all finished.

Next, I got started on the skirt.

I picked up this beauty at a thrift store for $2.50.  I really liked the colors and print, as usual.

There wasn't a whole lot of work to be done on the skirt.  I just had to take in the waist and take some length off the bottom.

I put the top and the skirt together to create my "new" work outfit.

What do you think? Do I look sophisticated and stylish, yet relatable?  'Cause that's what I was going for ;)


  1. This is my favorite outfit you've ever made! I think that's because it's something I can see myself in. Love it!

  2. Oh my gosh you did soooooo good with the shirt!!!

  3. What a great refashion! You look fabulous. :) I just bought some shirts to recreate for work too.