166 Days to Go: Shelby's NDAD Creation

I have a denim piece I'm going to work on for this week, so I thought that Shelby's little denim-esque revamp was just the thing to boost inspiration!

Hi Marisa ~ I'm a senior in high school, and I've been a fan of yours since I saw the news article on Yahoo last year.  You've inspired me so much, I actually wrote a speech for my public speaking class over how to reinvent old clothes into something completely fabulous!

So, this is the old shirt that I used for the presentation...

New Dress a Day - DIY - Vintage Denim Jacket - Before Shot166

Where is Shelby taking this?

...and the awesome little shawl thing that came out of it...

New Dress a Day - DIY - Vintage Denim Jacket - After Shot Front166.

Shelby attacked those sleeves, shortened the piece, and used some extra fabric to make ties.

New Dress a Day - DIY - Vintage Denim Jacket - After Shot Back166

This is a super cute piece to pair on top of a bathing suit with drawstring linen pants or over a sundress even.  It screams summer to me, working as a cute little shirtlet (my re-tweaked version of capelet) - just the thing to hide my shoulders from the sun!

Shelby, thank you for sending this my way!  I hope you rocked your presentation :)