This was one of the main reasons I chose to shoot in a studio for my America’s Most Stylish Blogger entries: Portland weather has been like this pretty much every day for 3 weeks. (It has mysteriously cleared up for the weekends…but timing-wise I was only ready to shoot my outfits during the week…I put a lot of thought into each one, and since I don’t get the item from Bluefly until Friday, it didn’t give me enough time to formulate something in time for the rare and unexpected good weather.) Blah. So it’s been cold and wet consistently, but I wanted to post this outfit while it’s still Fall for goodness’ sakes.
Inspired by a reader’s version of the Cute Summer ShirtDress from a Men’s Shirt I made back in August, I chose a plaid shirt for my newest men’s shirt makeover…and created a bustier top with a zip-back, bust-darts, folded front detail, faux belt, peplum, and tulip skirt. (Too much? Customize at will!:-) It took awhile, but it’s done! Tutorial coming soon soon soon once I sit down and write the silly thing.
DIY half-scoop gloves tutorial here. I love them to death! To death I say! (And in this photo, you can see the band-aid on my flu shot that I got that very morning; how very chic.)
The lace pumps really don’t match but I felt like pairing something lacy with the outfit to offset the vinyl leggings.I am totally feeling plaid for Fall. (By now it’s a little cold, so it will go over a black mesh long-sleeved top, and maybe on its own for parties.)
super cute shirt! (dress?) there are lots of takes on converting men's shirts to cute blouses, but this one is different than any I've seen. I love it ^__^
I looooove homemade clothes style. I prob would have worn over a white t-shirt amaaazing
I'm also feeling plaid for fall haha, I love your outfit.
I love this! It looks great on you too. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
this is FLAWLESS
love it darling
thanks for sharing, so much fun
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That's amazing! came out really cute and definitely fall appropriate:)
Brilliant re-vamp 🙂
Deanna: Thank you so much! Hope the tutorial proves useful:-)
ANN: Thank you! Plaid is EVERYWHERE this season – in all sorts. Yum!
DGB: Thank you! Over a tight white tee – that would be amaaaazing! Great idea!
Thanks for your comments!
CMA: Awww, you're so sweet! Totally not flawless but at least it's not falling off me LOL!:-)
The Owl's Closet: Thanks! It turned out cuter than I thought (but needs a couple tweaks I think. Still, I was surprised!)
calamityjem: Thank you! (Is the triple-x part of your sig or a comment on how I look? LOL Just kidding!:-)
Erica: You crack me up, girl! (Or was that an unintentional typo???:-D SMEXY is my new word of the day!:-P
Thank you for your comments!
awesome dress! i wish i could sew as well as you. thank you for sharing!
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