NOW the big question… What to wear???
I wanted something new and fresh…. but?? SO, a quick look through my favorite Goodwill….A beautiful men’s, made in England, Madeleine Finn Pink linen shirt! Oh my gosh these shirts are like $100!!! Score! $3.00 to me and a remake to begin! If it were a blue or white shirt this would totally remain as a man’s shirt for my DH, but… it’s pink and no-way, even with four kids and marine made, will my man ever wear pink! SO… Yippeee!!!
When remaking a shirt plan for more seams than the original. I opted for princess seams both back and front. Also since a man’s shirt buttons on the opposite side than a womans, I re cut the fronts up side down using the original button placket (to save time, this was Monday and I leave Thursday.)
I was also able to simply cut down and re-use the sleeves and cuffs since they were a more tailored cut.
I zig-zagged the seams instead of just top-stitching them…I actually thought of that after I did everything and was ready to hem so I accidentally zig-zagged through my label in the Center-back seam…oopppsLast thing I did was to change the buttons to a pearl, more lady like fancier button…..
Years ago when I first started teaching, Laura Jenkins Thompson teased me about my boots (I have a fairly good collection.) I thought,” oh dear I should dress up more!” For years I did, I over-dressed sometimes but I wanted to look professional and to have ladies take me seriously. Now, I’m older, and I want to to be comfortable and have more fun…. Now, I tease Laura, because I thinks she just wants my boots!
Check out her lovely and perfect work at: http://www.laurajenkinsthompson.com/