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 :)