Frankenstein lace

Confession- I've spent the last several years wearing mostly men's clothes.

Button downs knotted and cinched high waisted trousers. suspenders and military shorts. keds. old 505 levis. men's brogues (size 6 1/2!). briefcases. I'm in a serious rut. A cute, Annie Hall type rut, but a rut none the less.

Lately i've been wanting to look more like a girl, but I hardly know where to begin.

What's that you say? Lace? ok. I'll try it.....


I've collected bits of antique lace forever and last week I dug through my undies drawer (where I keep my lace stash, don't ask why, it just seems to make sense) and sewed up a Frankenstein mashup of Victorian corset cover, depression crochet yoke and 40's hair bow into a little lady blouse.

I think I'm going to like being girl. But only if I still get to wear 1970's men's cutoffs every day.

12 comments:

  1. aaahhhhh i love it! looks like what i bought for my honeymoon( except mine is pink of course, and not handmade...) oh i love it i love it!

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  2. oh! this is so beautiful! you've got some great skills there, lady! that would make anyone feel instantly girly! love it! ;)

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  3. you certainly have feminine clothing down! that blouse is wonderful, you did such a great job! it looks perfect just hanging there in the window, i can't even imagine how gorgeous it's going to look on you.

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  4. ohhh, this is the perfect use of lace! you have magic fingers miss merrick! I think this would look so cute with your levis and trusty keds too!

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  5. darling... this is absolutely amazing! My straw hat tips off to you!! XOX

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  6. That's completely adorable! I'm a tomboy too, but sometimes it's fun dressing a bit more feminine. The top is gorgeous. It would look great with a nice pair of old 501's!

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  7. Well that's just about the loveliest thing I've laid my lil' eyes on!! xx

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  8. Oh my GAHD I can't believe you made that. It's beautiful! I'm in awe! You should post a picture of you wearing it :)

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