Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ruffles & Lace

I don't know if you remember but I've been on the hunt for the perfect ruffled top, without much luck. Well my luck changed last week at Kohl's,
With this pink beauty.

I'll probably wear it with a shrug, as I do have middle aged shoulders and arms.

It's really more pink than purple in real life, and I love it. In case you are wondering it's in the Apt. 9 department of Kohls. They also have a fun black one that I picked up, it has no lace just the ruffles. And unlike most ruffled items, It actually looks good on me.

Because I now have full fledged ruffle and lace fever I began to hunt around on Etsy at what the truly talented ladies are doing with lace and ruffles . I became so INSPIRED I decided to whip out the sewing machine and the stash of old lace, and get to work.

I pulled out an old mis-shapen v-neck tshirt that was one step away from going to good will and began attaching lace and doilies all over the place

then on to a tank top with just added lace on the bottom

I'll probably wear it with a shrug for reasons stated above

Now Miss Pettite here is a size 8 and I am not. Miss pettite has no boobs and I do so that is why I am showing you my creations on Miss pettite, as I may never actually wear them, as they just do not look as great on me. But I am happy with my lace and ruffle experimentation. And I think I may have it out of my system....

but wait, I decided to poke around the Anthropologie site yesterday and fell in love with this top.

and this one

Oh to be a size 8 again.....with cute little ...everything!


Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Your creations are beautiful! I have no recollection of size 8. I think I skipped right over that size.

red.neck chic said...

LOVE these!!! Ruffles and Lace are WAY toooooooo much fun!!!

You're gonna look ADORABLE in these - I can't wait to see you wearing them!

;-D robelyn

Vintage and Company said...

Way to go friend! I love the red tank!

Unknown said...

Margo, I would LOVE to be a size 8 again too, lol. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tshirts you made. I'm thinking I might have to make me one. Where did you get your lace? It looks so dainty and soft?

~ Deanna

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Love the lace that you added to the top! I do not even remember when I was a size 8.

Passionate for White said...

I feel your angst and LOVE your creations!

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