Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

So Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo!  For the first time in ages, I decided to go amongst the crowds and party with the best of them.  A large group of us are going to a local restaurant in town where they are having an outdoor block party featuring my favorite local band, The Midnight Players.  They are a cover band and play the best old school and R&B jams.  Not only that, the people watching at their gigs are off the hook!  Lots of old school Cholitas and Cholos, oh my!  hehe.

I thought I would kick up the party mode and wear something festive.  I will have to rock it all day, since I am working pretty much all day tomorrow.  I looked through my tired closet and found an old Mexican peasant blouse I bought ages ago.  It is kinda large and boxy, but I love all the hand embroidery on it.  Then an idea hit me.  I remembered I saw an altered Peasant shirt in Crafty Chica's book, Crafty Chica's Guide To Artful  Sewing.  Have you seen it?  It came out a couple of years ago, and it tends to be my go to sewing book.  It is full of beautiful colors and easy projects for both the novice and the expert.  She cover's it all.  Trust me, she even put in one of my baby novice tips, because I am such a wannabe sewer, and I have my tricks to hide blunders, mmmkay?








Anyhoo, like I said, I started with a peasant blouse, a purple t-shirt and some ribbon.  Viola!  This is what I ended up with.





I am going to pair it with some jeans and some strappy sandals.  Oh, maybe I will wear one of my crocheted roses in my hair.  Whoohoo.  outfit is done.  Oh and this took me like 30 minutes to do!

Have a wonderful Cinco De Mayo, my lovely amigas and amigos!



4 comments:

Gloria said...

It looks great Yoli. You did a great job. Love the style of these blouses. Have a great day, thanks for sharing.

rebecca said...

oh yoli,
thanks for the wonderful visit! and hey girl...it's not too late to jump in. write me an email if you are interested and we can make this happen!

xoxoxoxoxox,
rebecca

priti.lisa said...

Love the blouse Yoli! You are such a clever, creative girly :) I was happy to hear from you...sometimes I get so far behind in my blog roll people get lost.xox

joanna said...

Love the blouse! very creative and colourful!