So, finally here are some shots of my Thrifted-Shirt-Made-Sorbetto blouse "in action" - even more so as the wind on the marina of San Francisco was quite strong. It turned out to be a bit tricky to keep the collar down (Hence my hand in the close-up shots). Sorry for the wrinkles and weird shapes, the wind only shows how soft and drapy the fabric actually is. I didn't take a before picture but this used to be a "Made in Canada" shirt found at Value Village for a few bucks.
I wore the blouse in SF with a denim mini skirt that I've had for a few years. The navy jersey blazer (H&M) and midnight blue leggings (American Apparel) were "on-the-fly" purchases after, like many first-timers in San Francisco, we realized August was not a warm month.
This look actually feels like a different me - it's my first ever pair of leggings, and this refashioned blouse is actually quite the opposite of what I usually wear: It's loose and blousy, it's got a girly collar, it's sleeveless. But still, I love it. It's light and airy, the fit is great and makes it super comfortable, it's long enough to be tucked in if I want too, and I love that I have no other shirt in my wardrobe with this type of collar.
This is another example of how sewing, along with infinite inspiration from the sewing/syle blogosphere, is allowing me to explore new outfit ideas and change up my style. I used to be so much of a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl but since I started sewing, I long for pretty tops with more details, effortless dresses that I can just put on without thinking about it, flowy skirts and tailored pants....