The "Grayscale" Ensemble

The Facts

Fabric | Kenneth Cole Poly/Rayon blend men's slacks, $5.00. They're size 34/32. Banana Republic tissue thin 100% Cotton top, $5.00 (I think). The belt was inspired by this Burberry one.

Patterns | None

Year | Current

Notions | Thread, elastic and a hook and bar for the belt.

Time to complete | ​Almost no time. I spent more time futzing around on the internet, waiting to be inspired by a refashion for a top to wear with the shorts I knew I wanted to make.

First worn | To take these photos, initially. We, my daughter and I, ended up walking to the thrift store together and taking more on the way. We scored some great deals on things we both wanted. YAY for mother/daughter time!! Funny aside, there were two college students filming in the spot we often go to take pics. They were working on a lighting assignment and switched their focus to shooting us when we arrived. They were so sweet. I gave them a card and asked that they send me some footage ;o)

Wear Again? | Yes, definitely! I can't believe how much more wearable this sweater is now and I'm a huge fan of making shorts from men's pants. The time I've saved on making all the details that are staple features in menswear trousers is not lost on me. I need to re-work the bow portion of the belt. I'm not ashamed to admit that it did not immediately occur to me to INTERFACE the bows for stability. DUH! I'm wearing lace heart tights from Forever 21 (I have a gray and black hounds tooth pair that I planned to wear, but they were SUPER tight!) and my H&M oxfords.

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Taken on September 30, 2012