Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A man-sized challenge

It was just a throw away comment.... "I'm making lots of things for me and the kids and nothing for you". Just an observation, said out loud. I didn't expect a reply and I certainly didn't except "Well make me something. Something to wear to the gig".

You might see this as a simple request for clothing. But oh no. It is much more. It is a sign of trust. A sign of faith. A sign of true love. You see, my Mr is in a band and they have a gig in a few weeks. So his "something to wear to the gig" is suggesting that I can make something that is not only wearable, but wearable in public and wearable on stage. Now do you see the trust, the faith, the true love!

So after much "are you serious?", we decided on some refashioning of a suit. I kinda figured I wouldn't find a suit in time so it sounded like a good deal. Well that afternoon, I found this on the 50 cents rack at the Op Shop.


And surprisingly, it fits him better than it fits me*! So a new deal has been struck. I'll have a go but I get the final decision as it whether this will totally rock or fade into blog-livion, never to be spoken of again.




*Yes, that is me, living out my rock star dreams. I reckon I've got the whole rock star pose under control. Fortunately for you, you can't hear either the way I "play" guitar or "sing"...!!!

27 comments:

Tania said...

Ok, now THIS? This I can't wait to see! If anyone can pull it off, you can (just take a few deep breaths first).

Gina said...

Oh I'm getting excited already at the possbilities! I kind of feel nervous for you too. I mean, you have to come up with something seriously funkAY here. What a great challenge!

clare's craftroom said...

You'll do it , no worries ! Your suit will rock !

m.e (Cathie) said...

how excitiiiing!!! looking forward to seeing this.
and by the way, where is this perfect opshop of yours...50c for a suit! amazing :)
you go girl!!

Karen said...

Ooooh can't wait to see how that suit ends up.
And 50c are you serious!

Sandrine said...

Hoo woo!What a statement of truth and true love!Can't wait to see it too!My brother is a bassist and I do miss the band "repete" and mum and dad garage covered with egg boxes...you just remnded me of all that!!;)Have fun!and I thought we could not get anything out f 50 cents????!!!Bravo!

CurlyPops said...

That photo is a crack up! You've gotta love the 50 cent rack at the oppy.
As far as the refashion challenge, I have complete faith that you can do it girl!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

What an exciting project - can't wait to see how it turns out! You'll do a brilliant job I'm sure.

Just quietly though, I think your Mr has shown "true love" by posing in the "before suit" for your blog!

Sally said...

You don't need to have a panic attack... I'm having it for you! My goodness - I was gasping for you as I read. Felt a little misty eyed too... after all - that IS true love.
So stop reading this and go - get to the scissors and the sewing machine and sew sister sew!!!

Liam's Mummy said...

i can't wait to see the final result... 50 cents? Bargain!

Sherrin said...

wow! good luck!! that is some challenge... but you can do it! I reckon you could hack into it to make some sort of a funky vest. Do you remember commenting on this post? http://starashanramblings.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-09-06T20%3A51%3A00%2B10%3A00&max-results=7 A great men's suit jacket refashion by 'pieces of you'

Mookah said...

Oh, you rock already!

Happydacks said...

Make sure you get him trying on as you nip and tuck...so you can get your mind around what to change and where. Good on You!! Chele x

Isis said...

ooh i'm excited - can't wait to see the result!!
x isis

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

All hail the mighty and great Queen of Re-fashioning.... I, like many, will wait in the blings (blog wings?? sorry) knowing that YOU WILL create something so very worthy of gracing the stage, something that will allow the free movement that ROCK requires and that looks totally COOL. Peta xo

Mel said...

Oooo yeah can't WAIT to see this one! And I'm with everyone else - if anyone can do it, you can!

And go Mr Black Cardigan for the faith!

Angie said...

can't wait to see it!

Love the caveat you have slipped in over the final decision on whether it ROCKS.

Live music....I think I can remember what that was like!

Treacle Beak said...

Ooh I have great confidence that Mr BC is going to look real cool at his next gig!

Karin said...

Oh wow, what a challenge indeed. I can't wait to see what you'll create. I bet he will look awesome!

Lucette said...

looking forward to this exciting project.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

NO PRESSURE!! hehe You know you'll totally make it rock able!! Without a doubt!! The love will make it perfect Nikki Girl...

xo Steph

Tanya said...

this is serious. Blokes clothes, huh. Suits no less. 50 cent suits what's more. May the force of the sewing sisters be with you xx

Cindy said...

Glen always complains that he gets left out and is always nagging for me to sew him something. I am sure that it will look super rocking!

Maria Rose said...

Oh yeah this new suit will rock (pun certainly intended). Can't wait to see the completed project.
PS Do you get credit for coining the term blog-livion?

MiM said...

ha ha !! great op shopping! :)

Treacle Beak said...

Wow, looking forward to seeing Mr at his next gig, bet he'll look amazing!

trixi said...

I'm getting a little nervous here, only one week yo go and no sign of that refashioned suit!