But...I think I need to spend less time watching TV and more learning to take pretty photos.
I spent 1.5 h trying to take pictures of myself for this post using the self-timer and having the camera perched on a stack of books that were swaying so much that every other picture was a complete impressionist blur, producing a huge amount of absolutely useless photos. Then the boyfriend came home and in 10 minutes set up the tripod and changed the settings on the camera and like magic...photos became beautiful. Well, one photo of the living room floor, because at this point I had exhausted my battery, as well as the available daylight.
Aaanyway! As promised, an easy tutorial for the perfect DIY 50s/60s inspired sleeveless blouse.
Find a shirt/blouse you want to do this to. I have this fantastic blouse from a favorite Swedish shop, light and airy and amazing material, but that I never use because it makes me look like I am 60 years old whenever I wear it.
You'll also need some
- sewing machine or needle and thread
- about 30 min of time
- some great music
Cut off the sleeves. The closer to the seams you cut, the more fabric you keep and the wider your blouse will be across the shoulders.
Zig zag the edges (if you can be bothered). Fold in and sew in place. This is SO easy to do by hand if you don't have a sewing machine, not to mention that you will probably get neater results doing it by hand. If you don't know how to sew, learn it! It will be the best 1 min 25 sec you ever spend on Youtube.
Iron to flatten the seams. While you're at it, iron the whole blouse/shirt. You'll look so much more presentable!
And that's your blouse all done!
Style with pearls and lipstick for a retro look.
For an everyday look I'd pair it with a chunky necklace and skinny jeans.
Thanks for watching, folks!