Well its Chinese New Year today, the year is 4710, year of the Dragon. I wanted to wear something red. Red is supposed to ward off evil spirits. I don't believe that myself, but do like to follow tradition, and it is Visible Monday, and I like red.
It's hard to tell in the pic, but the shirt is made up of a basket-weavey bunch of squares.
Every other square has a hole in the middle. Its a French label "Montagut" and was actually made in France. I am quite happy that it fit because I remember it being a bit tight when I last wore it several years ago.
I also changed up my hair: I'm experimenting with ways to put up my hair and am using one of those Butterfly style hair clips.
Don't quite have the hang of it yet, but it gets better each time.
Also wore my leopard coat again.
So, here is the refashion fail:
My sweater has overly long sleeves and I had this idea to chop off some of the length and make some of those cute sweater cuffs. I just measured for the cuff and chopped off the sleeves at that point, and stitched it up. Big. Mistake.
Not sure what I did, but the sleeves ended up being about 1/2 an inch too short. I tried wearing it like that but was constantly tugging at it. So finally I sewed the sleeves back on.
I shortened it a bit by overlapping where it's sewn and then folded it back up.