Monday, March 17, 2008

And now for something completely different....

I hate clothes shopping. I can never find anything that fits right or looks right or fits my sense of style. So what's a girl to do?
Make my own of course!
I've been rabidly reading each new release of Altered Couture and Belle Armoire Magazines but long before I found those wonderful publications I have been embellishing here and altering there to develop my own unique look.
Most recent in these attempts resulted in this adorable baby doll shirt. This top actually started out as a button-down men's shirt and has been transformed into a super flattering, feminine baby doll shirt. It is fun and flirty and equally wearable with jeans or dress pants. The design incorporates ribbon ties that gather the waist and bust peasant-style to fit your unique shape. The top is a single piece of ribbon that is laced through the back, over the shoulders to form straps and through the front to tie in the center. The pocket and buttons down the front remain functional. I get mad compliments whenever I wear mine (it is green with pink ribbons) along with queries of where I found it. So I decided to make a few and put them in my etsy shop.
This is my own original design, so please respect the copyright. I do plan on releasing a tutorial in the near future, so stay tuned!


Athena's Armoury said...

It's adorable!

FairiesNest said...

That is so cute and it looks very wearable!