Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Male To Female

I'm talking about clothes, silly!  Why, what did you think I was referring to?!

I admire women who know how to sew and re-fashion clothes.  Their skills are almost magical.  They can transform an item into a completely-different type of clothing.

Megan is one such magician.  Recently, she took a man's shirt and made a woman's skirt out of it.  (See here.)  Megan is also a great blogger with regular outfit-posts.  I like her personal style and her passionate devotion to blogging.

Megan mentioned in passing that she wants to create a woman's belt from a man's necktie.  I happen to own a few ties... in fact, I have over 200.  (Take a look here.)  Many have outlived their usefulness and are just hanging there.  I suggested to Megan that she take a dozen off my rack and use them any way she wishes.  She did and they arrived in Tennessee today.

I'm eager to see what Megan does with them.  I'll keep you posted on her progress.  And check out her blog!


  1. I'm so (sew?) excited! I pulled out buttons, buckles, snaps and elastic to start my project tonight. I'm hoping to make some head way on it today. Thanks again.

  2. Oh I am looking forward to seeing how these belts turn out : )

  3. sounds like you collect ties, like some collect shoes, Although you are growing your shoe collection to. It makes perfect sense. Since your job and professionalism requires that crisp clean tie to finish off the look, wearing a tie is a great way to add a little color, individuality and cuteness to it. I am excited to hear about what and how they are going to be made into a woman's belt. Hopefully she will give you her end products with the belt this way you an add more wonderful photos. Keep up the great shots Ally!

  4. Ummm, that skirt from a shirt is freak'n brilliant. Holy cow. I want it! I can't wait to see what she does with your ties. Amazing.


  5. Oh, I've seen the skirt DIY before on Elsie's Fashion Restyle! I want to try that sometime. And wow, that's a lot of ties! I wonder how a tie would look made into a huge hair bow (or if that's even possible)...


  6. Cool cool. I wish I had that passionate devotion to blogging right now. Maybe she can send me some of that from Tennessee.

    I've always wanted to be a great sewer. Not a great seamstress, but a sewer.

    P.S. I like your generosity.

  7. Wow, that's a lot of ties! There's also a way of making skirts out of ties, I'm sure you've seen it around.

  8. Love the last tie - the black and white - hope you didn't give that one up! How generous of you to part with twelve ties! Can't wait to see the outcome! She's a doll, and a very creative lady...


  9. I'd love to be able to sew and transform clothes. Can't wait to scheck out how she turned a shirt into a skirt!

  10. Iman of Mishaps and Miracles has amazing coats and dresses made entirely of ties... definitely woth a look!

    One of the secretaries at my office has a purse made from ties.

    I can't wait to see what Megan does....

  11. It's fun an easy.
    I read about it on another blog and gave it a try here http://myeverydaywear.blogspot.com/2010/07/diy-tie-wrap-belt.html
    Have you tried sewing ? I know you don't have a lot of time on your hands as you are a busy bee - but, do you?

  12. Wow what a fab tie collection- I had to update my man's feeble few because they were beyond vintage they were so old! I love Megan's blog- she's great!

  13. I love your tie collection - and I agree, Megan is pretty freakin' amazing!

  14. Love that skirt, and I agree, people who can imagine a reformation and then make it happen have a gift!

    Aren't you glad you don't have to limit yourself to ties anymore to express yourself? :)