Friday, August 15, 2008

Granny Shirt

After my first successful alteration project, I've been kind of wanting to buy old clothes and alter them for me.

At the thrift store, the stripes on this shirt called to me. The faded stripes and the lightweight fabric wanted me. Something about this top reminds me of my grandma. Either she had a shirt like this or she had something similar to this.
I had to have it.

Let me tell you, this shirt is gigantic. The sleeves have no cuff, they just flow loosely mid-forearm. I cannot wait to make some changes to it and see what I come up with. I'm not sure what exactly I want to do with it yet, all I know is that I have a lot of material to work with.

Before I alter it, I wanted to wear it "as is" first.

This is the outfit I pulled together.

Granny Shirt
Granny Shirt
Granny Shirt
Granny Shirt
Granny Shirt
dress - AA, shirt & belt - thrifted, shoes - Go Jane


Ida said...

Adiel, I absolutely love this shirt. I have no idea what you'd alter about it, as it seems perfect to me as it is. This outfit is pure casual chicness. So pretty!

simimoon said...

love it! it all works so well.

ps. i fixed your link!

Annie Spandex said...

Very cute!

Aunt Julie said...

Oh, you fashionista, you! My daughters are into thrift stores. College Girl has one down the street from campus. The store's name is the Thrift Shoppe. The kids all call it the "Shoppy." College Girl has taken several peaks at your blog and is really getting inspired! :)

Fashion Addict said...

I love those shoes and it combined with this whole outfit is really cute! The skirt is awesome too!

BTW, would you like to link up with my blog?

Lump said...

you are so fashion-creative! love it. I am horrible at putting an outfit together.

check out my blog...I gave you an award! = )

Aunt Julie said...

BTW, I'm off now to Blog Around the World--come visit soon to see how you can go, too!

we wear things said...

i love the oversized shirt! and those shoes are great!


Marrdy said...

You look, as always, so very cute. The dress is great and the shirt reminds me of the 80's. So fun!

Unknown said...

This shirt is perfectly suited to the belt. Looks ace!

Pj.steph said...

That reminds of your mom and when we all had striped shorts like that. lol. You look like her. Does she read this? You should make her.

Anonymous said...

You are so creative, and you look fantastic as always. I love your sense of fashion and your never afraid to try anything....LOVE IT!

La Buutique said...

still adoring your style ;-)