Outfit: Nautical Yellow
Today’s restyled refashion is the pale yellow men’s shirt I altered a while back. I took it in (a lot), cut off the sleeves, inserted bust darts and added patch pockets with pocket flaps.
Here’s a little refresher for you:
This has been such a useful piece in my wardrobe! Like the dip dye shirt, it’s great for layering. In fact, I’d say it’s better than the dip dye one because it can be dressed up or down. Today’s outfit pairs it with my new nautical themed top. It’s intended to be a dress I think, but I haven’t worn it that way yet.
It looks fantastic! I really love the way you style your refashions and outfits. :)
That’s so kind of you, thank you! I’m really trying hard with my styling!
I love what you did with top, it looks fabulous, maybe my fav of your up cycles. Love the outfit as well.
Aw, thank you! :)
Looks great! Gorgeous photos too. Loving it
Thank you so much! :)
Sunshine!! Nice to see your refashioned top brought the sun out :)
Thanks, I’m hoping to continue that effect by doing lots more refashioning ;-)
that’s a great outfit. looks very glamorous and riviera-like with the sun, the boats and the blazer!
Aw, thank you! It’s the Yorkshire riviera ;-)
Lovely styling! It’s a great outfit, but of course my eye instantly hawked to the bracelets. So cute! Where did they come from? It looks like they were made of slippery yarn?
Thanks for the comment, Juli. The bracelets are from Topshop, though I have had them a while…
Geeze, you can pull off any look!
Well thank you :)
I love the more frequent updates lately- this blog is one of my favourites!!
Thanks for the supportive comment, Altheya – I am trying to post more frequently – with mixed results! :)
You are always inspiring
Very classy – and those shoes are excellent :)
Thanks Jenny, the shoes have been in the wardrobe for years and I recently rediscovered them. They go with everything!
Love this look! I’ve been watching The Great British Sewing Bee and I think about your blog – you should enter the next one :)
Haha thanks – maybe I will!
i just discovered your blog. you’re amazing. :)
Thank you so much! Glad you’re enjoying reading.
Sally! You rock oh and cos I love your blog so much I have nominated you for a Liebster Award – go to my blog to find out what it is. xx
Darlink! Muah, muah… I’d like to thank…
Oh hang on, I think the Liebster is for blogs of 200 followers or less, so sadly I don’t think I’m eligible…
such a cool concept for a blog, new follower :)
Thank you! Welcome aboard!
Wow you sure do make your refashions look like they are straight off the catwalk :-)
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I do try ;-) Thanks for the comment.
Love the yellow shirt, learning to sew is definitely top of my ‘to-do’ list!
Thanks for the comment, you’d be surprised what can be acheived even with a basic level of sewing – have fun!
I have been going over every post of your blog for several days now. :) It has been a very interesting reading material and I have gotten plenty of inspiration as to how to repurpose some of the not so successful purchases.
I do have a question, though… I like to refashion charity shops’ clothes as well and do it quite frequently, however, the one criterion I follow when buying future “victims” is that they have to be of good quality fabrics – I like to make “forever” clothes for myself. I see you use a lot of polyester, so do you have any criteria when selecting your refashioning garments? Also, do you have any formal training in sewing? Your pattern-making skills are remarkable!
Thank you for a very nice and informative blog and I will definitely be reading the new posts from now on.
Hello Maiken and thanks for the comment. My only criterion for selecting fabrics in a charity shop is ‘do I like it?’. I use both natural and synthetic fabrics – synthetics may not be everyone’s first choice but it’s cheap and for most cases, good enough. Most synthetics are robust and launder well. I admire your restraint in making only ‘forever’ clothes – personally my wardrobe turnover is pretty high. I have no formal training in sewing or pattern making.
this is lovely, but please post something new…I mean it’ s been a while. :D