Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sew Weekly Challenge: Rule, Britannia! Or "Red, White and Blaine"

Friends, while I know this challenge was originally based on lovely Britain, this particular outfit ended up being straight from Blaine, Missouri and Dr. Pearl's and Sheila Albertson's wardrobes.

To start off this red, white, and blue outfit, I checked my closet...
and found a fabulous denim shirt that my Mom gave me.  I've been on a real refashioning kick lately, so you know that this wasn't going to stay a shirt for long.

...and then I went a little crazy. 

I added an inch to the top and bottom of the red and white striped halter, so my assets were covered up.  I also made the straps a little thicker for more support.  I took the sleeves off the shirt and folded the excess under as a pseudo waistband to create this little number:

(This is me modeling my Glamour face.  I am oh so fabulous, dahlink)

It's midnight at the Oasis!

Stool Boom!  From the parlor to the pool room!

Grab your partner by the arm/Take her out behind the barn....


A close up of the stripes and skirt waistband...I love the little 'v' that appeared.

I cannot wait for warmer weather because...

"There's always a place for me at the Dairy Queen."

Have a fabulous day, you Blainians!


  1. No way! That is one awesome re-fashion! And here I thought you were going to slim it down to a more fitted top. And I love it with your top (and your shoes!). And are those the pleats from the shirt's back yoke now on your...back yoke? :)

  2. I never thought I'd see the day when a shirt could become a skirt! You are too adorable. And that Corky video made me laugh out loud. :-)

  3. Haha, gorgeous! Love your photo shoot - your posts always make me smile lots. :-)

  4. I agree with the other comments, I am amazed at your refashioning but making a top into a skirt?! you're amazing!

  5. i feel very certain i've said this before: but you are TOO FRIGGIN MUCH. i love you to death.

  6. @ Amanda - yes! I did use the back yoke on my "back yoke" - it was a happy accident but I love it!

    Thanks ladies! I am loving my new denim skirt - I don't know how I will be able to live without jeans for a whole month!