Friday, September 3, 2010

UNION. jack.

Observe the charming drawstring bag made out of a Union Jack linen dishcloth. This was a b*day gift from my friend Kris Laskey many years ago. Kris Laskey is the genius behind the Sac-town label, BUTT UGLY which you may know is a favorite of mine.

Everything else is a hack job, literally. I've cut up every article of clothing that I'm wearing and have altered it in some way. I love my Ringer-T shrug. It's been cut from a ringer T-shirt and hemmed, and makes a great little summer addition when you need light layering. The navy/grey striped top used to be a tank, but is now a halter. And the shorts freshly sawed at this morning, have been distressed and torn while watching Season 3 of Design Star on hulu.com. I ripped and shredded and sewed buttons on my jeans shorts, giving them a bit more character.

Enjoying the end of summer and squeezing in one more red, white & blue outfit before the transition into Fall. It's Labor Day week-end. Time to honor the labor movement and celebrate the contributions of the working class of Americans. I am a working class American and a proud Union member.

Happy Labor Day, peoples. See you Tuesday.
 

17 comments:

Sjaar said...

That bag is amazing. Union jack prints always do good.

Florrie said...

oooh I LOVE the idea of making a shrug out of a big t-shirt... I will be using that one!

Grit and Glamour said...

Love the bag...and the shrug. Happy Labor Day, hon!

♥ V

http://www.gritandglamour.com

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks, ladies!

sacramento said...

I love anything customized. When you do that, it becomes really yours...Who needs Chanel???? he, he.
Happy labor day whatever that is!!!

jemina said...

You are the true spirit of red white and blue, LOVE you to bits sunshine, LOVE LOVE, always, J xoxo

C.Chico said...

i love the bag!!

natale eve said...

I've really got to get on this shirt cutting band wagon you've created...

Lee Oliveira said...

Loving that bag.
ps. (im kinda of obsessed with you sunglasses).. shh.
LOx

Meggstatus said...

I love that you dress up for pretty much every holiday you can. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with because it's always something symbolic but never over the top.

You rock as usual!

XO
Megg

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks, Meggs.

Lee, do you have Target stores in Oz? I got these for 12.99, and you should too!

Natale Eve, sharp scissors are all you need. Oh yeah, and some T-shirts.

Thanks, Chico.

xoxo. back at ya, Jemina.

Heather Fonseca said...

You are making me want to sew. I haven't wanted to sew in years and years and years, ever since I made the mistake of trying to make curtains out of some polyester chiffon (nasty stuff on the machine.)

Love the bag! Enjoy your labor day weekend!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Heather, two of my t-shirt cardigans involved no sewing whatsoever. Just a nice T-shirt, a sharp pair of scissora and a steady hand to get you a fun new shrug for Fall.

Annie Lollapalooza said...

that bag is too cute! I want it! such an awesome gift =P

Heather Fonseca said...

Eek! You just cut! You DO need a steady hand for that. I'll think about it for sure...

Sarah said...

This look is so amazing. I love this color combination and I love the stripes.

thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you Sarah, I just checked out your awesome blog and see that we both share a love for the red, white and blue! xo.

@ Heather: AND sharp scissors! With a super sharp pair, you can leave almost jersey knit unfinished. Or pinking shears.

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