first *real* post here in crafster! hello all~
i took this shirt:
i bought this about two years ago when i was in japan doing a study abroad program in tokyo. i adored it then, but wouldn't pay the obscenely high price to buy it from the original store. and then my friend bought it yet didn't actually like it, so i got it off of her for cheap(er). but it's been two years now and i barely wear it anymore. it's not *really* my style anymore. and at the end of my year in japan the same store started selling these awesome shirts with the same fabric and such but with kewl spaghetti strap-like tops. sooooo, i decided to mess around with the one i had.
and i got this:
i basically cut it apart and put it back together. the straps cross in the back and the buckles *do* actually come undone. the straps actually used to be on the sleeves, which i loved, but were actually really annoying when you wore it. so i just snipped them off and used them for the shoulder straps. the silver do-dads on the buckles are actually from a crappy hot topic necklace i had taken apart. the sleeves were always attached to the body with ribbon so i took those off no problem; i still need to weave some elastic and ribbon into the grommits so i can wear them as arm covers/warmers.
there are still a couple finishing touches that need to be done on it, but i'm rather pleased with how it came out considering i kinda BSed the whole thing. i'll take a picture of myself actually wearing it eventualy (i've tried it on and such, but i don't feel like taking off my pajama bottoms and straightening my hair, hehe).