Ok, so normal sewing has almost resumed, hurrah! Just when I got my internet connection and my sewing mojo back, BANG! There were the Easter holidays (School Holidays = even less time to sew) with all manner of play dates and family visits to try and keep little man entertained. I dropped him off at school this morning with no small amount of relief, I can tell you. Sheesh that boy is full on these days. Not so much of a little tornado as a full force hurricane. He IS hilarious and wonderful though. At age 3 he’s taken to playing jokes on me. Jumping up and down like he’s desperate for the loo, watching me panic to get him to the toilet in time, then announcing he was “only joking” after all and cackling like a mad thing. Trouble is, I can’t help laughing, which only encourages the little monkey!
Anyhow, Elliott obliged me with a couple of naps during the holidays (I know!! I paid for it dearly at bedtime though) so I turned to my trusty refashioning pile for a quick sewing fix. Whilst the sandwashed denim trousers fit perfectly in the waist and hips, the length and bagginess were not my style at all. The denim shirt has that lovely softness to it that only comes with time and many many washes, but again it was just too boxy and unflattering on my figure…but I love the combo of light denim and tan/neutrals. It has a classic preppy feel that really appeals to me…
I adjusted the jeans as per this restyle from last year and the denim shirt in much the same way as this restyle from when I first started this blog. (Crikey that seems ages ago!)…Subtle adjustments but they make a big difference to the fit…
I’m pretty pleased with the result. The jeans have been worn and washed several times already and although today is only my first time wearing this shirt, I know already that I’ll be wearing it ALOT! Best of all, the total cost of my outfit? £4.50 (including shoes)!
Vintage Denim Shirt – £1.50, Next Sandwashed Denim Trousers – £3. Both from local charity shop
M&S Moccasins – £25 (but, I bought them with the vouchers we received from Sky when we switched internet provider, so in my book that means they didn’t cost me anything 😉
I’m a little out of touch with High Street prices as I rarely buy anything “off the rack” these days. So I hopped onto Polyvore and did a quick comparison against what I could have paid for a similar outfit (M&S didn’t have my moccasins anymore so I found the closest I could)…
I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a pretty good saving, even if I’d managed to get these items for half the prices listed above.
Both the denim shirt and the neutral cropped trousers are really versatile wardrobe staples that I’ll be able to wear season to season, so these are a very welcome addition to my “Me Made” wardrobe. I haven’t committed to Me Made May yet, but I’m teetering close to the brink….
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