Monday, January 4, 2010

lilac wine

I don't tend to wear much purple - it was my favourite colour as a kid and I think I wore so much of it then that I'm still wary of it.


I've been half-heartedly going through my clothes and trying to get rid of some. It's ridiculous how much stuff I actually have, given that I only wear about 3 things (shorts, t-shirts and thongs in summer; jeans, long-sleeved tees and cowboy boot in winter). I came across this rad tutorial the other day that explains how to make kids' pants from old t-shirts, so I've been sorting through everything I don't wear anymore to make pants for my own little creepy-crawly (well, not so much creepy, but very, very crawly). I was about to cut up this old Bonds tee, but I loved the colour so much I stopped myself.


I bought a bunch of these tees last summer when I was heavily with child, and the thin cotton made them perfect for the 30-plus days. Now, of course, they're all stretched in the belly area, so I kind of hiked it up with a little badge to avoid the pouchy thing that was happening. Maybe I can take them in and get some more wear out of them? Or maybe they'll end up on Baboushka ;-)

(purple tee: Bonds
long-sleeved tee: also Bonds
badge: Milk Thieves
skirt: thrifted
boots: men's cowboys, eBay)

13 comments:

Aneets said...

Love those t shirts- have them in about 5 different colours.

Teenysparkles said...

oooh didn't follow your pants from a tee link, but suspect it is the same one i used. Super easy. Good luck, and post pics. I will post pics of pjs i made for my daughter using that tute for the pants.
T

beth said...

I'm interested to see the results. Also, I love your image of the material stacked on the cupboard from your December 4 post. Very bohemian and yet 50s housewife at the same time x

Teenysparkles said...

oh and is lilac wine a reference to Jeff Buckley? Oh to be in the 90s once again.

Maggie May said...

i have been so in love with purple this year, for the first time in my life. you look awesome!

Permanently twenty three said...

The badge idea's great. Dig the boots too!

慶祝 said...

很喜歡你的部落格風格,期待你的更新!........................................

Clara Ayniè said...

So nice the blog!

Stéphanie said...

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M. said...

love the boots!

lovelove, M.
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Greer said...

adore your glasses!! x

Iris said...

Thankyou, everyone! xxx

The pants turned out reasonably well (thanks for your help, Ma!), and yes, I was referring to Jeff ;-)

Terresa said...

The boots are great. I need me some black cowboy boots.

I picked up a thrifted orange leather jacket today. I'm a little scared at owning so much orange leather...but also thrilled.