Monday, June 25, 2012

Shirt Reconstruction and some blingy-blang!

I've been on Pinterest waaaaay too much lately.  I'm highly involved with wanting to makeover my wardrobe.  I've got some skirts and shirts that are on my hit list.  I've already turned a sweater into a skirt.  I found a shirt at Academy that I altered and then I had this shirt that a friend of mine gave me that was too big on me and totally not my style, but I love the fabric. The stripes have a shimmer.

 I came across this amazing blog: and saw this shirt recon:

Um, yes, please!  So, the blue shirt became this:

(I'm a wanna-be poser;)

I intend to tweak the sleeves a little more so that I have more range of motion.  I have several more reconstructions on my agenda,mostly from brassyapple's site, but there are a few more on my pinterest board awaiting my attention, too.  Love tweaking stuff that I already have!

I'm not one to hop onto fashion bandwagons usually, but I love me some shiny stuff and the jeweled jeans have caught my attention.  Now, anyone who knows me knows I will not spend money on something like that.  I will, however, trot on down to Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon and buy a case full of different sized acrylic gems and bling my jeans myself.  Yes, yes, I will.  (Me, trotting...funny visualization.:)

So, here they are:

(Pay no attention to the downward gravitational shift of my bum.)

I honestly don't think there is enough bling on them, so I intend to outline the entire pocket.  SHINY!

There was this shirt that I spray painted MOM to the 4th on and it didn't quite turn out as hoped, so I thought it could use some shiny, too.

I also put some gems on my shoes, but there was an incident involving me holding Brea and tripping over Ailey when she decided to swerve into my lane.  Some of them came off and I haven't fixed them yet.  

I have more bling sessions in mind, but for now I think I'll take a break before everything I come into contact with gets a shine enhancement. ;)


Amanda said...

I JUST stumbled across your blog by clicking the "next blog" button out of curiousity......again. I've only read a few posts but am so encouraged by your equal love and respect for the Lord. I am excited to see how your journey unfolds.
Amanda :)

DyessFam said...

Hi Amanda,

Welcome! I have a habit of meeting new blogs by clicking on links from other blogs...I'm a little out of control as you can see from my blog list on the right there. I don't even have time to read them all anymore! ;) I hope the Lord continues to encourage you and if He so chooses to do that through my blog, then I am honored. Happy reading.

Shelly :)

Brassy Apple said...

get out of town! it turned out amazing!!!! thanks for trying my tutorial and sharing with me so I could see! I will be sharing your link to show off your work!