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Dressy Shirt Re-do

Added Jun 30, 2008

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






A few years back we did a neighborhood yard sale, but there were a few items that didn’t sell. The original shirt was one of them; my neighbor said she wore this to Las Vegas back in the 80’s!!! I took it and threw it in the dress-ups, but I recently rediscovered and re-did it! I cut the sleeves off, took out the shoulder pads, added an elastic band, and made cute little ties optional for the shoulders. It was a great little rainy-day project, and goes perfectly with my wide-leg velvet pants!

Material Notes

tacky 80’s shirt, elastic




Garment Type



Photography by Stephen Wells

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    Oct 28, 2008, 05.29 AMby olyaboieru

    you’re great as always! The pictures are awesome, the background is just in style with your outfit! I like this retro look!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 08.35 AMby ashchaser

    what a great recreation, and it does go quite well with those pants!

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    Sep 11, 2008, 05.42 AMby mmmrphs

    Great top and also, go the velvet pants!!! Great remodelling.

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    Sep 4, 2008, 04.53 PMby jsolnushko

    Great Idea, you look great in it

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    Jul 2, 2008, 08.43 PMby ledthread

    good work! and your pictures are SO cute :)

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    Jul 1, 2008, 09.11 AMby antigone

    Very cute!

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    Jul 1, 2008, 07.55 AMby aaronkok

    how inspiring! i love it terribly.

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    Jul 1, 2008, 06.46 AMby mirela

    Wonderful remake! Pretty pretty pictures too, love your hair cut :)

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    Jul 1, 2008, 06.32 AMby jj1

    Very cute, you look lovely in it.

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    Jul 1, 2008, 06.08 AMby nenasew

    Its super fly. Sorry, I guess that more a 70’s expression. I love it. It looks timeless. Love the whole outfit.

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    Jul 1, 2008, 05.09 AMby carottesauvage

    Cute! It suits you a lot. Lovely fabric

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    Jul 1, 2008, 12.03 AMby polychromatin

    Cool! Like it a lot :)

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    Jun 30, 2008, 11.22 PMby fashion1

    great remake!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 10.23 PMby karencilla

    Finally!! i was beginning to miss your lovely creations! PS: Did you go to a model agency yet? You should girl!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 07.16 PMby carlatv

    Great blouse! And you take great pictures. Nice job!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 06.33 PMby heatherrique

    Stunning blouse on your lovely figure! Great idea!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 06.19 PMby whimsykid

    Great recon! Shoulder pads always make me cringe… 80s tops are definitely not my style, but you made this one look really stylish. Love it :)

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    Jun 30, 2008, 04.46 PMby hannahlee

    I love it! Great idea!

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