Turquoise fish

I imagined this shirt in my head for months.
First, I bought the fish part which is hand embroidered
by one of our local indians the kunas or gunas.
Blue trousers Forever 21 - Turquoise fish shirt - Seychelles green flats
Then I hunted down printed cotton fabric in similar colors
and the ribbon. 

It took about 7 months and about 80.00 USD to get these three things 
but, the most important was missing: a good dressmaker.

Luckily for me, my grandmother's 92 year old friend sews beautifully
and she made the shirt for me, with only one condition: I could not tell
anyone that she had made it for me, as she is long retired and does not sew anymore.
I could not keep the secret.


Closet Fashionista said...

AWww, that top is sooo cute! Don't worry I won't tell anyone the secret ;)

A Very Sweet Blog said...

haha! it all came together! good lorena. it looks beautiful!

Stacey said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit!!

LyddieGal said...

well as long as she doesn't know about your blog, the secret is safe with us! she did a wonderful job!
Chic on the Cheap

Mica said...

That is such a nice top! So good that you were able to gather all the pieces yourself and get a family friend to make it. A very special piece :)

Chronically Vintage said...

She does absolutely lovely work! This shirt is so lively, fun and summery - not to mention the serene blue palette looks amazing with your brunette locks.

♥ Jessica

drollgirl said...

she did such a wonderful job!


I think the colours and the print is gorgeous. love that she made it for you. /Madison

SewOm said...

You must start sewing for yourself! You've got such a great eye for putting things together. I love this shirt and this story.

Franca said...

That's so brilliant, such a unique shirt! well chosen!