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Jannapy
« on: March 04, 2011 06:24:06 PM »

I was shopping the Goodwill racks and found this fantastic umbrella print blouse...it was styled about 40 years too old for me though.  BUT I couldn't pass umbrellas (I have a bit of a collection of umbrellas, they just call out "open me and twirl me around" *sigh*).  And this print was so full of color, I love color!  So a little chop-chop and stitch-stitch and tada...a retro styled blouse that I can wear and feel great in rain or shine.


I pinned my hair up and wore this to church Sunday. (Sorry you can't see the two hair pins on the side there...I made them using old type writer keys)

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I didn't have to do too much to achieve the look I wanted.  I chopped off those frumpy sleeves then used them to make little ruffles to peek out.  I'm still debating if I want to change the buttons.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011 07:08:02 PM »

Very cute!
The buttons currently on it are nice, but I think black ones may go with the print a bit more.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011 09:53:53 PM »

I love it!! You should try to find raindrop shaped buttons... awwww!

Like this one.. http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/Button-Raindrop-Large-Button.html

Or these ones, maybe? http://www.etsy.com/listing/55461147/blue-raindrop-buttons-set-of-6


(I am not affliliated with either of those links, they're just what I pulled up from the google Smiley)
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011 08:45:48 AM »

hoooow freakin cute~ great job girlie!!
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Jannapy
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011 10:15:04 AM »

Thanks for the button suggestions guys.  BlueAndRedCows-Thanks for the links...I looked 'em up...cute.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011 08:58:54 PM »

So cute! Who could possibly resist that print?
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