14 August, 2015

From Business to Bardot

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Shirt: Oxfam (& a little DIY), Shorts: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Dr Martens, Sunglasses: ASOS

After loving all things Bardot in the top/dress section of the Topshop website I decided to do a little 'make-do-and-mend' with a shirt I picked up from the Men's section of Oxfam. I have done a tutorial on how I turned this shirt into a Bardot-inspired top which is over on the Oxfam Fashion Blog. Although the warm days are becoming a little less often now, I have still been wearing this up-cycled shirt with jeans/denim shorts whenever I can. I'm so glad I have finally got round to altering it to a top as I can now happily wear on a much more regular basis.

I learnt how to sew to get the gathered effect (known as shirring) used at the top of this altered shirt at Arianna's Saturday Sewing School in Chelsea. Last summer I attended a fair few classes and enjoyed every single one of them. What better way to spend a Saturday than to drink tea, eat biscuits, learn a skill and end up with a bloomin' beautiful skirt/dress? If your weekends are made only for Netflix, HobNobs and copious amounts of tea then she also runs weekday evening classes :)

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  1. Oh wow! That top is super cute, I love it, you did such an amazing job on it! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah thanks so much! So glad you like it! x

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  2. Wow, that top looks amazing. I love what you have done with it. If I lived in London I'd definitely make time for those classes but with the cost of heading to the capital it would cost me a fortune and ASOS is my fave.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah thank you so much :) Ah that's a shame - maybe they have some classes in your local area :) x

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  3. I love the DIY shirt, looks so chic! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  4. wow! i absolutely adore what you did to that top - I am definitely going to have to try that!

    leethrifts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see yours when you've completed it :) xx

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  5. love the top !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  6. In love with how you've diy'ed this shirt, I'm definitely considering doing it to a shirt I have! x

    chloxlla.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah thanks so much! So glad you like it <3

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  7. LOVE the off the shoulder top, especially the gathered effect - now that's a skill I wish I had!x

    Electra Violet ||

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    1. Ah thanks so much! It's pretty easy - the tutorial is over on the Oxfam website :) Thanks again x

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