Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Back to the Flannel

~ ahaha ~

If you've been around Project Minima long enough, you've seen this before.  My rehabilitation of fav flannel shirts.

This one comes complete with a black suede buckled bow taken off my old sandals.  Nice.  And that silk brocade was given to me by a friend.  It's from curtains, I believe.


~ look at that, it's so warm out I don't need a coat! ~

I added cuffs from a tablecloth scrap leftover from that series of  French house dresses I made out of old tablecloths.  The pockets were short sleeves from a dress made along while ago.  And the pocket, collar and button placket were covered with stretch mesh leftover from my handmade tights.



~ hey! This is my house ~

A friend gave me the ombre, pleated, dotted fabric.  All I had to do was run a drawstring through the top and a skirt was born.  Tights, now stockings, were from a swaporama held by Style Agent 99 way back when.  I remember I swapped a gauze peasant blouse for 'em.



~ shoe shot ~
Shoes, as ever, from ebay.  Xoxo is the brand. 



~ the jewels ~

Those golden scarabs are dollar store plastic glow-in-the-dark bugs painted gold by moi.  Retro-fitted with gold-colored jump rings through their creepy crawly parts.  Red silk cord is threaded through and voila.  One bug is on a cord as necklace, the other is on a pin as broach  - to be arranged at will.


And now it's time to join the crowd of Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style before it's too late!!!  Also tune in for Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like party and Cherie's Shoe and Tell.  There's fun for all.





20 comments:

  1. Okay. TODAY I'm making a shirt like that...well, kinda! I scrabbled around in my sewing room last night, waiting for the perfect project to hit me. Wanted to try something new but it just didn't come together. I love the silhouette of this shirt, a favorite. Today is senior citizens' day at Goodwill and fortunately there's one on the way home from the assisted living spot. I'll send you a pic when it's done. As always, you energize my day!!!!

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    1. What a nice way to end your Mom visits with a spot o' Goodwill. Happy creating as always.

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  2. Oh well done! I love your mashup shirt and so wish I had the ability to make over garments like that. I'm never very happy with my results though. You have the eye that can see the possibilities!

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    1. Are you kidding, Louisa?! The master of all things made by hand. Including making the darn cloth itself and dying it.

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  3. That shirt has it all (almost literally) and it's fab. love the bugs too, although I feel a bit itchy just now : > Thanks for linking,

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Oh that's right. I remember Florida had the biggest bugs. Those are just about life-size.

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  4. Your outfit made me think of an historical painting - maybe baroque? I'm not sure, maybe a fantasy historical period. It's so lovely - I too would like to look like I'd stepped out of a painting....

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    1. Well that should be easily done what with your 1930s historical sewing project in the works.

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  5. I still have bags of metal rhino beetle charms. And ambitions for them.

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    1. Pray tell what your ambitious mind has in store for them.

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  6. Hey, we've got the same Hippies sign! I love this, you are the queen of flannel. What a great shape it is and how cool you are! xxx

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    1. Yes we do. People have actually come up our stairs to take pictures of it.

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  7. This is so cool! I love how the back looks like a shirt over a skirt! And your use of multiple fabrics is brilliant! I'm going to try an 'upcycle like Pao' sometime soon. I've certainly got the fabric stash and I still love to shop the thrift stores.

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    1. This is what I did before I started spending $$ on fabric...

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  8. Your mashup skill with fabric is astounding! Everything about this outfit is brilliant. I would love to have you as my personal seamstress.

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    1. Okay. As long as I can sew for myself too.

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  9. it is so warm outside - because your dress is sooo sunny!!!!
    my fav is the ombre skirt - gorgeous fabric. your jewelry makes me itchy!
    xxxxx

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    1. Same response as Patti from Florida - about the bugs. But your from the North, so there's no accounting for it, Beate.

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