Thursday, January 17, 2013

Now I really am a pirate

Top was thrifted, Belt was purchased with gift card won in a give away

When I used this shirt for the first time the other day, I felt like a pirate.  Weeelll, now I really feel like a pirate.  This Matt & Nat belt is freakin' awesome, but it has a certain scallywag quality about it that, in my opinion, limits its use in my day-to-day wardrobe.  

However, when one puts on a striped shirt, leggings, and boots, one must play the part.  So, on the belt went.  Now, all I need is a parrot and an eye patch.

As mentioned in a previous post, this is a shirt I purchased from Goodwill and refashioned a bit.  It's about three sizes too big, but I fell in love the stripes and the buttons.  Who wouldn't, right?  So, here's what I did.  I put the shirt on, inside out, and safety pinned under my arms where I wanted to take it in.  Then, I took it off and laid it flat on the table.  Following the seams already there, I drew a line from where the safety pin was and tapered it down to the seam.  Then, I took it to the sewing machine and sewed along the line.  I also tried to alter the neck line a bit, but I'm actually going to need to rip out those seams to get them how I want it to look (basically, same bateau neck line, just a smaller opening).

Et, voila!  Easy peasy for my first refashioning.  Now if I could just wrangle some pants into skinnies . . . 

Make sure to check out Eliza's outfit and the other links below!

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