Thursday, June 10, 2010

another J crew inspired shirt.

Here My blog post from blog swap with Night owl Crafting.
My mother and all my grandmothers were seamstresses, and baking pro's. My mother actually made Wedding dresses and had a successful business when I was younger. That is of course where I learned to sew. She even tells me stories about how my grandmother would ride into town with my grandpa and sit in the car in front of the clothing stores and sketch the cute newest fashions, then she would go home and make things out of the hand me downs they were given. I think that is so cool, that she was refashioning back in the 1940's too. They had a small farm and 5 girls and 1 boy. So money was super tight. Right now I am OBSESSED with jewelry and have an etsy shop here above and below is a sampling of the projects I have made recently.
I love to copy ideas from jcrew (below)or anthropologie.

Here is my latest attempt.I started with my husbands pink shirt which I figured he was never going to wear.
I took in the sides, and used the scraps from that and the sleeves to make a ruffle to line the neck area. I also had to make a facing for the neck and arm holes, to hem them. I did this by laying the shirt on the scrap fabric and tracing the curve. easy peasy.

I totally love it. I think it is my new favorite article of clothing, I wore it yesterday and got lots of compliments.
I hope you enjoyed it, Thanks Leslie for letting me blog swap with you and your cute blog! I hope you will all take a look and let me know what you like. Today is the kick- off of my "Crafty Summer" I will be posting something every weekday in June. I hope you will join me.


kirstin & jordan said...

love this! love j crew, but not their prices, and I love the way you reused a men's button up- fabulous!
we have a linky party on fridays- we'd love it if you'd link to this! :)

Anne Maskell said...

I love it! I don't like their prices
either. I'm visiting with keeping it simple.

Chickenista said...

HI! Im a new follower with MM! C'mon over for a visit.

I love this!!! OMG, Im a wannabe crafter/seamstress. I love making clothes, but something always goes wrong. But I keep trying♥

Laura said...

Wow I like your shirt better than the original!

I am hosting a giveaway and would love it if you checked it out!

Laura @ along for the ride

Andrea said...

It looks amazing!! I hope you'll link up to Make It Wear It tomorrow. I host it every Thursday @!

KJ said...

Love this refashion (I saw your link on Tea Rose). Great job on this. It's fun how the women love the feel of a guy's shirt. Classic.

Cheryl said...

Turned out great!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

I'm featuring this tomorrow at MMM :) thank you for sharing your great idea!!!

Kulla Klan said...

Cute! I would love it if you did a tutorial on the ruffle vest that is over the shirt that you somewhat copied in this post! It's so darling! Aimee

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