So there are a few specific things I go crazy bananas over...animal style fries from In-N-Out, Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights, my amazing yoga teacher Peter who signs off every class with "Namastizzle," and lace. So when I found this vintage shirt at Goodwill, I had to have it. Just check out the front!
Lace party USA!!
The rest of the piece was highly questionable...
...but it had serious potench.
I started off by dyeing the piece in a denim blue bath of Rit Dye. The non-lace portion is polyester so I knew that wasn't going to change much, however my goal was the lace! I wanted the lace to become a part of the blue family.
Total color change success! Next up was removing the shoulder pads.
Once the pads were gone, it made cutting the sleeves off that much easier!
I wanted the lace to be the centerpiece of the top, and I also wanted the sweetheart dip in the fabric underneath the lace portion to stand out, so I trimmed the blue polyester to match each edge of the sweetheart center to open up the neck line.
This shirt needed to be taken in, so I adjusted the sizing next.
I removed the lace that was the trim at the bottom of the shirt...
...and then added it around both of the armholes.
I stitched everything in place and had a top ready for a girls night out!!
With some red lips, dark jeans, and blue mules, I felt like the ultimate denim darling.
Here's a little close up!
I love that it has a Victorian feel with the high collar!
I always play around with jump shots and the timer on my camera - I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with today's result.
Nate Robinson, eat your heart out. I'm ready to take you on at next year's NBA All Star game. Swoosh!!
Happy Monday, lovebugs!