Saturday, August 29, 2009

refashioned:: long sleeved blouse to bolero

when i saw this refashion last week i was instantly smitten. i figured i had something in my closet i could use to give it a try BUT during a spur of the moment trip to goodwill yesterday i spied a silk blouse in the most lovely shade of porcelain blue that was in perfect condition. i was in luck, it was my size and only $3!

i bought ready made ruffle from hobby lobby (30% off!) and i used scraps to make bias tape to finish the new short sleeves. it was a quick and easy project and i love the way it turned out. my husband, on the other hand, told me (in a very loving way) that i looked like i should be working at a mexican restaurant.



please tell me-- what is your honest opinion?

bolero - si or no?

16 comments:

jen said...

it's called a bolero for a reason, right? I mean, they probably wear something like this in mexican restaurants. however, i think the fabric and details you chose make it look feminine and pretty. If you chose black bedazzled fabric with a red ruffle, then i might see Michael's point. But this? It's darling!

Three Crazy Collins said...

I think it's a perfect shade of blue and very elegant :) So impressive!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I love what you did with this shirt! Not really my style, but I certainly appreciate the repurposing. Very nice!

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Heather said...

This is lovely! When I first saw it, I instantly thought of Jane Austin. Therefore, it can't possibly be remotely like a Mexican restaurant uniform :)

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

i think it's adorable. i'd totally wear it.

Rebecca D. said...

Erin, Thanks for adding your blog to the blog roll over at Blue Cricket!!! I LOVE Refashioning!!You did a great job!!!

Jen R. said...

Very cute!

I Amuse Me said...

It's beautiful!
I tried altering a piece of lingere one time, and was very excited to wear it for my hubby. But when I stepped out of the bathroom he started crying he was laughing so hard. He said I looked like the tooth fairy. I guess maybe I went overboard with ribbon and lace...

McKeehan's said...

Erin, you're amazing! I'm so impressed. And blue is definitely your color.

jessi said...

I love it! I think it turned out beautifully and I would totally wear something like that. I can't wait to give it a try! :)

Emily B. Kerr said...

Love it!

Grace said...

So cute! I have some shirts that might look better if I did that!

Kelly said...

This is such a great idea. I totally going to do this kind of stuff. Inspirational, thanks.

mer said...

so cute Erin!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I love it! One of my Mermaid partners already commented, I see. You look great in it. We have, indeed added you to our list of Inspiring blogs. We would love to exchange links with you!

Mermaid Debbie

Anonymous said...

I wish I owned one! This is the perfect solution for the dresses that don't cover quite enough in the shoulder area, or have straps. If I had one of these, I could just wear it, and then be able to wear my strappy dresses to church. :)

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