The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Book one, The Amulet of Samarkand. By Jonathan Stroud.
As I may have mentioned before, I find the world of refashioning really neat. You’re taking something ugly, and turning it into something with a purpose. What’s more, sometimes one doesn’t even have to break out the thread and scissors, but can refashion a piece of clothing with plain old imagination. (holy, that sounds cheesy.)I recently came across a excellent example of this, and would like to share it with you. (actually, that whole paragraph sounds cheesy. Ah well. Nachos to go with it? anyone?)
Step one: Buy a ugly vest (with potential) from your local thrift store for the whopping price of 2 dollars.
Now, take that gross vest off, and put it on upside down!
Now, button it. Just button it as if you were wearing it normally..and you will end up with this awesome shawl collared vest that would look in place on a girl genius villain.
Or, put one collar flap underneath the other, and pin to the side. Like so.
This is probably my favorite way to wear it, so I’m a little sad that it looks so wrinkly in the pictures…ah well!
PS: If you enjoyed this post I would suggest you look at this live journal post.