While at theBay Area Maker Faire last month I ran across a vendor in the Bazaar Bizarre who was making these adorable tops out of vintage mens western shirts. Only problem is that they were priced way out of my budget. I took a closer look and realized if I could get my hands on a shirt I could probably make my own in a couple of hours at a fraction of the price. I actually ended up finding two FREE vintage westerns in the Swap-o-rama-rama (free clothing swap & workshops) section of the Baz Biz. So for two hours of effort I came up with this...
It's not nearly as cute as the tops being sold at the Maker Faire but as a first attempt I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. When you're working without any instructions or patterns I find that there's always a bit of a learning curve. Next attempt I'll bring the pockets up higher and try to retain the original hemline.
Farilla snapped this photo because he's convinced that I never iron. Not true. I just don't buy clothes that require ironing.
If you're noticing a fashion theme here it's because I'm obsessed with strapless tops right now. I'm dead set against being THAT bridesmaid with the horrible tan lines in TnT's upcoming wedding.