Thursday, September 25, 2008

Don't try this at home lol.......

I bought this men's shirt at an op-shop ages ago cause I liked the fabric. This pic doesn't do it justice, it's a really lovely antique cream colour with a self pattern. It's made in Spain believe it or not!
With the warmer weather I decided to make it into a blouse. I've been eyeing off this Built by Wendy pattern for a while, and thought I'd do something similar. I wish I'd bought the pattern instead of going it alone!

Man, I spent some time on this....... I'm quite happy with the results, although it kinda looks like a maternity top. I think the elastic under the bust is a little low.

I used some vintage lace, also from an op-shop, for the trim.
I think I'll go order that pattern now.....


simple~needs said...

i really like it!! in my case the lower lelastic would be great. i always have problems with having the elastic hit me right across my DD chest. lol
shirt looks great!!
i liked it before too. i would have worn it with a funky necklace or a strand of pearls. ;)

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's a really nice blouse you made, you are very talented..

Gill in Canada