Friday, September 2, 2016

Second on the Second - September

Elizabeth at the Altered Book Lover blog hosts The Second on the Second.  A chance, on the second of every month to bring up a second look at a previous post.  Today I've chosen to show you an altered shirt I made.  I didn't add any more to it but I still wear the shirt and the art has held up pretty well.

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2008

Altered Artwear

Do you remember the shirt I started arting up back in ... er.... April? 

Here's the finished version. Then again, I may do more of something or another on it. But I wore it as you see it so I'm calling it finished.

Front - the stitching is hard to see across the bottom.

The back design wasn't changed too much, some stitching was added to the top to anchor the flower that flows around to the front. I also added some stitches to fill in a bit around the tail of the shirt.

Now that I see it in photo's it looks somewhat bare to me. In person it seems a lot busier. Why do you think that is?

It is fun to look back through old posts and share something from the past.  Thank you Elizabeth for hosting the Second on the Second.


  1. I think it's great as it is! Enjoy wearing it. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, Darla. I'm sure I haven't known you since 2008, but I still feel I've seen this jacket before. Your second look is spectacular, and shows what a fantastic seamstress you are. Very impressive art that shows your many, many talents.

    We often see things differently in photos than in real life. It's not something I have an easy answer for.

    Thanks again for sharing this second look with us for your September 2nd entry.

  3. This post was before we met, so the shirt is new to me. It is beautiful and exactly like something I would wear.
    Thanks for reposting it.

  4. I love what you have done with your shirt, Darla. It is definitely 'arted up'!

  5. Wow! Sorry to be late – we had so little time with a connection while we were away! I am so glad you showed this! Chrisx