Crop Top Turned Maturnic

27 September 2012

"Crop top" might be stretching it a bit but when I bought this $5 shirt at H&M several months ago it was nice and long and flowy and then one little wash and dry and BAM ... cropped and unflattering. I liked the drab color and the stretchy fabric though and didn't want to give up on Croppy just yet. So, with the help of my sewing machine, I attached a fat strip of similarly stretchy material the color of eggplant skin to make, what I believe the cool kittens would say is, a tunic.

Why everything is tilted to the left (stage right?) ... I know not. I think this was the morning after Simon's first night shift and I was riding the high of an all-nighter which is why you will never see the faces attached to the above bodies. Identical beauty queens. And you're welcome for the before and after labels. I thought you might find those enormously helpful.

I tried the whole tunic + leggings + pointless sweater that provides no elbow/forearm shelter look ...
I don't know.  I don't love it but it was comfortable when worn in all my natural habitats: the great outdoors (pictured), Costco, our abode, and the hospital cafeteria. We'll see how long the maturnic can hang over the bump before looking totally ridic on top of being lopsided (get it?).

I'll stop. 



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15 comments:

  1. looks good! who took the pic of you? Julia or Basher? impressive skillz.

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  2. What I want to know is, what are those boots and where (actually mostly when) did you get them?

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    1. ha! I got them 2 years ago at Famous Footwear ... they are made by Carlos Santana (apparently he dabbles in fashion?) but I think Steve Madden makes a similar (cuter!) pair

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    2. Whew. Saved me the same comment. More time for McDonalds Monopoly.

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  3. Love the boots. Great sweater color. Your rock that maturnic gf!

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  4. oh this turned out great!!!!!!

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  5. Inspiration Grace! Thanks for giving me a few ideas on how to cover the bum area. Seriously...it's needed around here.

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  6. So cute and so simple! I really like that eggplant color you picked.
    http://www.randomthoughtsandfeelings1.blogspot.com

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  7. I think it's cute. Love it with the leggings.

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  8. It's adorable. But you do always seem to lean left (our right) in pictures....!

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  9. I love all of your diypregnancy clothes! So freakin cute!!!

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