I'm all about saving fabric from one piece and reusing it somewhere else - waste not, want not, right? So when Shana's email popped into my inbox, my heart did a little flutter. She sent me her fab before shot with two awesome styling options as well as a third option using some of the excess. I think you're gonna like!! (Plus I was in glasses mode all weekend long finishing up the 'after' pieces for the book shoot this week and thought I matched Miss S in her before pic!)
"Marisa - I wanted to share my very first NDAD creation with you! I was immediately drawn to the colors and pattern of this piece, but after putting it on, it clearly wasn't working for me.
Let's see what Shana did!!
So I cut out the shoulder pads, readjusted the collar and neckline, shortened and took-in the sleeves, and hemmed the length a bit. I cinched it with a jersey belt to make it more flattering and paired it with leggings and wedges.
Then I realized it could also be worn as a shirt!
I unbuttoned the last few buttons and tied the ends in a knot.
But wait, there's more!!
I decided to make a quick and fun little ring by twisting and stitching some of the scraps.
I think $3.00 is a pretty good deal for two cute outfits and an accessory! Thanks for all the inspiration!
I love the look - my dad had a shirt like this that I used to dress up in and dance to "Walk Like an Egyptian" on the linoleum floor in the kitchen as a kid. Turquoise with some graphic-y design which I belted. Brings me back to the 80s...
Way to rock this piece on your first go Shana!!