Thursday, November 19, 2009

i know i said i was sick of ruffles...

but I had never done tuxedo ruffles before! I really like how this turned out except that when you sew five ruffles onto the front of your shirt it does nothing to minimize a large bust! Which shouldn't be a surprise to me, I've always had a large bust and should know how to dress for my shape but when I tried on the shirt after I finished it I was like "woah, hello BOOBIES!"


Last week, I helped my friend Meredith refashion one of her old shirts for her daughter. At one point we needed to use the seam ripper to pick out a mistake. Meredith said something along the lines of "I wouldn't think you would know how to use a seam ripper" as if my seamstress abilities are so great that I never have to rip out a seam. Ha! If only! I could only laugh at that comment. Case in point: when I was sewing the last tuxedo ruffle onto this shirt I somehow managed to also sew the the back of the shirt to the front. Oops.

P.S.- can someone come to my house and make me stop refashioning clothes? i have (way belated) birthday and Christmas presents to make for crying out loud!

15 comments:

Jenn-Lee said...

Ok. So just open a shop already and start selling these darn cute tops. :) I love them! I need to just try them out on one of my silly maternity tops. You inspire me. Have a great Thnksgiving Erin.

jen said...

Keep refashioning tops and then give those for birthday and christmas gifts. Problem solved.

This looks better than the shirt I just bought from Downeast, but I shouldn't be surprised by that anymore!

the mama monster said...

really cute! it looks just like a shirt from downeast that i have but i think i like your wider ruffles better.

Molly said...

I could use some breast-enhancing ruffles...

Well,if it makes you feel any better, I said that when I saw your last refashion picture, but totally in a flattering, envious, totally straight way.

And I agree, you should be selling these things. The shirts, not the boobies.

Joy said...

I would welcome the ruffles. ;)

My seam ripper has seen as much action as my sewing machine. Everything I attempt I do it wrong the first time.

Steph said...

Tuxedo ruffles! For crying out loud Erin-- does your awesomeness know no end?

I agree with the other posters. I'll bet most people would be thrilled to get a cute ruffly shirt for a gift. Well, lady people at least...

I still have a belated birthday present that I'm trying to finish up for my sister. Her birthday was in JULY. Can you beat that?

Andi said...

Dude, I have the smallest boobs in the world, I need to try out your trick! Thanks for the idea! I think you look great. Most guys would say that boobs are never too big.

And it makes me feel much better knowing that you make mistakes sometimes too. I need a daughter because I have a couple shirts I'd love to redo.

rohanknitter said...

It's very cute, and I don't even think it screams "boobies!!" as much as you think.

Maria said...

Hey! Why don't you come to Vegas and teach me how to refashion. Seriously, you are amazing and I love it all!

Jenn Bennett said...

Love this top. Super cute. You're so awesome!!!

granma and papa said...

Hey, I'll gladly come control you, won't work, hasn't for 30 years but would love to continue trying! Love those boobs, Erin, one more thing you can thank me for!
love you,
mom

Anne said...

As one of the belated gift recipients, I am desperately waiting for to stop goofing around with your own stuff and get to mine!!! Love you. ;)

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

my boobs have all but vanished thanks to 2 pregnancies in 2 years, so i'll gladly take that shirt off your hands if it will help me look like i should shop somewhere other then the tweenage bra section :(

carrie @ brick city love said...

I LOVE all your refashioning! Keep it coming. I find it so inspiring.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Ha! That is funny...it's a great shirt, but it definitely empahsizes certain areas. :)

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