Sunday, January 6, 2013


I recently took a trip to the ever-gorgeous Anthropologie.  I went with a friend, of course.  As lovely as their clothes are, I just can't imagine spending the money.  While I was there I saw some beautiful tops that got my creative wheels turing.

The third blouse is the one that really caught my eye because I'd recently purchased a striped t-shirt and thought I could make something similar happen.

It wasn't much to begin with.  Just a regular old stripey t-shirt.  I bought it for $1.25 at a thrift store.

The first step was to remove the pocket and turn it into two strips to be used to add some interest to the sleeves.

Then I used some black lace that I got in the remnant's bin at Joann and laid it out on the shirt.

I carefully pinned the lace to the shirt, sewed around the edges, and trimmed the excess.

What do you think?  I'd say it turned out quite nicely.

I wore this outfit to see The Hobbit with my husband and our friends.  Afterward we ate some amazing hamburgers.  Just thought it was worth mentioning :)