Hello and happy Monday! Hope you guys are ready for another little clothing makeover I did recently!
Sometimes when I am on the hunt for vintage treasures for the shop, I spot something that is quite frumpy in its current form, but then an idea pops into my head about how to spruce it up for the modern day gal. So was the case with this Jungle Parrot print blouse and shorts set. I instantly fell in love with the wild print and knew it would look even cuter as a crop top and high waisted shorts set. Then, the idea to add pom pom fringe came to me and the rest is crazy. Beware, this makeover is not for the feint of heart ;)
Jungle Parrot Set - Vintage/ DIY
Vintage Oxfords - for sale in the shop here!
Sunnies - Lulu*s
Anyway, this outfit may be more appropriate for a tropical beach than the mountain road trip we took this weekend, but you've got to work with what you've got. And here in Colorado, there's no beach in sight (unfortunately). To do this makeover, I took up the length of the blouse and the shorts a few inches each, hemmed them on my sewing machine, and then added the pom pom fringe mostly by hand, since my sewing machine wasn't being very cooperative. I got the pom poms from Jo Ann Fabrics, and now am thinking about a whole line of cute crop top with pom pom fringe for the shop. What do you guys think? If only I could figure out how to make my machine cooperate with the thick materials a bit more, because this took me hours and hours to do by hand!
This set should be up in the shop later this week! And in other exciting news, I am doing a giveaway over on Southern (California) Belle today! The winner will get a custom designed floral crown in the colors and size of their choice, handmade by me! All you have to do to enter is be a follower of this blog, so head on over to enter here!