Even though I still need to complete (or even start!) my Boho Chic challenge for #RefashionRunway3… I decided to take a small break from the challenges the lovely Beth has given us.
I LOVE the color of this. AND, it’s 100% silk!
When this thing sold new on the rack (God only knows what decade…) I’m sure it was a pretty penny. Of course, I scored it for .99 cents. Be jealous.
Less is more. I’m just gonna shorten this bad boy. End of story.
I cut that free hand…
Yeah, after I “rounded” that out I finished the raw edge with a rolled hem.
Next, just to be on the safe side, I added a vent to the sides.
I’m sure there’s a more professional way to accomplish this… but I am an amateur after all 🙂
I found some shiny, mother of pearl, seashell looking buttons in my stash and sewed those on to replace them.
I was going to shorten the sleeves and then I thought… why?!?!
I still ended up leaving the bottom button undone, even after giving the blouse vents. *sigh. What can ya do?
I don’t think it looks too bad.
I really like the buttons too.
I wore this to church and got several compliments on it. People thought it was store bought (always a plus when you’re able to trick them like that).
I’m a jeans a t-shirt kind of gal, but this could easily be dressed up with a pencil skirt and blazer.
Sometimes it’s nice to keep things simple.