After altering a few dress shirts and feeling quite happy with the results, I started a collection of shirts picked up at estate sales and thrift stores, with big dreams of someday refashioning them into dresses for Phia.
But then I saw this little number on freepeople.com and while I absolutely love it, I doubt I could ever rationalize purchasing it.
After finding inspiration from some very impressive dress shirt projects, I decided to keep it simple and basically just resized it to be similar to the aforementioned top. I subtly pleated the waist and took it in substantially, but ended up making it a little longer than normal shirt length since I am pretty short, and long tunics tend to make me look even shorter. Along with a $15 belt I picked up from Target, I think it turned out to be a very wearable spring top.
And now I have a new found respect for all of my favorite daily fashion bloggers, as it was incredibly awkward trying to take a descent picture of myself.