2013-05-23

80's Inspired look

No need to say: 
I went the punk way!

I've put so much thought about this week that I nearly ended up with no time to join the week's theme sewalong over Project Sewn. At first I wasn't really sure I was going to do anything for this week, as I mentioned here. I really couldn't think of anything for this week. At least anything I would happily wear on a daily basis. 

Anyway, since I was getting short on time, I went the refashion way after I find a little inspiration point to start with. 


After looking at some pictures of the 80's a flash lighted in my head. It was also the decade of the sub-cultures! DAHHHH... how couldn't I think of that before? How?! Still can't understand how I couldn't remember that before. I've been a bit of a freak myself in the last few years, so of course I would pay homage to the early punk years... 

I looked for pieces I could use, and I found a t-shirt my loverboy wasn't using anymore and I loved too death. Don't ask me why I loved those ugly faces so much, but this has always been one of my fave t-shirts from him. Proud to say it is mine now!!! hehehe

Oh, and I also went after a pair of very old leggings. Well, they're not old, I bought them last year, but they weren't made of a great quality, and they've turned too tight, even for me (someone who wears an S size). After a little use they looked pretty pretty old. Before giving them up, I tried something on them. If it didn't turn good I wouldn't lament destroying a pair of leggins (a garment I can't live without). 

sorry for the bad pictures, only later I realised I needed to clean my lenses. 

I refashioned the t-shirt to fit me. I used a Burda pattern for the shirt but I had to adjust it in a few ways. One of them was the lenght to start and the most important was getting rid of some center pleats it had. I didn't want them to ruin my two beautiful faces. 

 

I used only the front of the t-shirt to remake mine. For the back I used a net fabric that I had bought in Lisbon in one of my trips a few years ago. I had quite a good amount and kept wanting to make something out of it for all those years. So far, I had only made a shirt a friend ordered me and that was it. I'm glad I finally used it for myself. 

I didn't sew any seams, I just finished it all with a zig zag stitch to get the punk look I wanted to. Too bad it isn't so easy to see in most pictures. 


For the leggings I cut two stripes of lace and add them to the sides of each leg. It made the fit of the leggings much more comfortable - remember I said they were too tight even for me?! And they got a new face


To put my look together I wore the two pieces with the shorts I've refashioned last year... which were just cuts I made on a pair of pants. I've put on my boots, which aren't Doc Martens (very popular in the 80's) but are what I have as close as the originals. Also a tacks belt, a cross necklace, long earings and I had the net gloves, but forgot them in the car. =( 

The weather got better and today I was able to play around in the beach with my family as we had fun taking a few pictures and enjoying the good weather. Here's a few goofy pictures. See how comfortable my outfit is? hahaha


If you'd like to vote for me, it will start tomorrow HERE, if not don't worry because I am here only for the fun!!! 

funny fact, when I got dressed hubby told me "you look like an 80's Madonna"
ahahahaha
Exactly boy!!! Think I achieved my goal!

18 comments:

  1. PERFECT!
    I love your outfit.
    It's totally rad!
    ~M

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  2. The lace leggings are great. I think that punk is one of the very few good things that came out of the 80s.

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    1. I have to agree with you... as I told Falabel and the Bee on her blog: the 80's should be erased!!!! hahaha

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  3. I love those leggings! Especially styled with the shorts and boots!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

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  4. Great refashion Magda, you look like as 80's Maddona better dressed I think. And I agree with you, the most of the the clothes used in that decade were very creepy and ugly in my opinion. But loved and love the music from that period, makes me smile a lot ;o)

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    1. Thank you my dear! Indeed the 80's were reach, in many ways... but not in the fashion one! hehe

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  5. I had a shirt with mesh on it like that in the 80s! Great risk-taking and era-appropriate clothing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. =D

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  6. Love your look! Lace on leggings ROCKS yeah ;)
    Voted for you!!!
    MammaNene

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    1. I'm in love with my new leggings. Thanks for the vote, I've actually got more than what I expected with this look... hehehe...

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  7. Great new look, and those lace leggings are AWESOME!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty sure those leggings will get a lot more wear now.

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  8. Super cute, and those are great pictures of you! I'm your newest follower on GFC!

    www.domesticblisssquared.com

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    1. Thank you! Welcome to the house, I hope you'll enjoy following. =D

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  9. I had to check out this post ! As an 80's teenager, I still love that era's fashion :-) sometimes punk was a little risky, but overall we had FUN! {but I could never do the torn, ragged stockings ! }Everything else was a yes !

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  10. Those leggings are fabulous!

    Carissa
    CarissaKnits.com

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    1. Thank you. I love them but haven't use since the photo shoot. Been wondering where to wear them to.

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