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 🙂