Friday, August 14, 2009

Fashion Friday: Making It Up As I Go Along

you can click on the photos if you need a close up

This is a pattern free self designed top made entirely from thrift store fabric and buttons. Did you catch that folks? Entirely thrift-begotten supplies and designed by Me!

I did use new thread. But, hey, that's like 95% green. Super economic at 3.00 in fabric and MAYBE another 50 cents in thread and buttons, and it only took a day, plus hemming and attaching buttons. So it was also quick like a bunny.


this was supposed to show that it buttons up the back but ...oh well


And Voila. I am doing something that helps me define myself the way I have long aspired to.
"She is the kind on woman who designs her own clothes."



Yeah. That is definitely the kind of person I long to be. It does have more sophistication than
"She is the kind of woman who dries tomatoes in the back seat of her car."

And look how great it goes with the earrings that Susan made. I wore this when I had dinner with her on our trip to Portland... and she liked them so much she put more of these in her shop.
Must be said that she was as delightful IRL as she is on her blog... and I think Jacob was a bit smitten because he talked as much during our dinner together as he did the rest of the trip.

(You know you want to buy them.. Then we can be like twins, or sisters or something. And you can even be the younger sister with less gray hair, because I like you that much!)

See You Next Week,
Betty

23 comments:

schmemily said...

I can only ASPIRE to be the lady that dries tomatoes in the back of her car! ;)

Love the top.

Sara said...

Go, Betty, go! I love all your accessories, too!

mscleaverchronicles said...

love the shape of that top - very flattering!

PamKittyMorning said...

you are so AMAZING. xo

Elizabeth said...

I am in AWE...

knitsnwovens said...

Not only are you the kind of woman who designs her own clothes, you are the kind of woman who designs awesome clothes!

Maddie said...

ohhhhhh I like it!.. and so wish I could wear that style.. any time I put anything like that on people ask if i am pregnant again! You on the other hand look freaking adorable! and I am doing my best not to hate you for it! ;-)

Maddie

futuregirl said...

"She is the kind on woman who designs her own clothes."

You are all that ... and more. :) Love the top!

sulu-design said...

So glad you posted about that top - I was admiring it all evening. I like that you design and make your own clothes AND dry tomatoes in the back of your car (one of those things I can achieve myself - the other I only dream of). And thanks for the shout-out here - your sure know how to make a gal feel good.

Phebe Brown said...

Gorgeous! I would buy that pattern...

Becky said...

I think it rocks!! Now we need a tutorial on it ;)

Fulvia said...

Lovely top, fun photos! Thank you.

capperoo said...

Beautiful top! Great job.

Kristin L said...

Adorable top! Well done.

Sonya said...

You are so super awesome - clothes making, car-tomato-drying, and general all-around fabulousness. I tell you Bethany, my life is richer with you in it. And I don't mean monetarily, tho' there are not many people who would not only appreciate, but pay money for a felt cervix!

Jodz said...

I just love your blog. You look like you have such fun. Great top. You are soooo talented.

Bette's Bags said...

Just found your blog and I love it! By the way...let me know as soon as that pattern is available for purchase!!

Stella Dora von Swineburg said...

Great top!

henzy said...

the top looks totally cute.. and the fact that you did it pattern free calls for applause..

ambika said...

I know I said it on flickr, but I'll say it again--that top is just gorgeous. I envy your sewing skills!

This girl said...

Very cool style and props for the thrift store fabric! You are super cute and I want your haircut.

Loves

Amy

ohthecuteness said...

That top is super cute! Thanks so much for the jelly fish tutorial, I will be making a couple for sure! And congrats on the book, how cool!

Catalina said...

Oooo so cute!
Do you sell the clothes you sew?
'Cause I would buy that top!

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