26.10.10

Oh Look, No Arms

Psynopsis 2nd Hand Blazer Sleeves Removed Vintage Mey and Edlich Blazer
Thanks to crappy bronchitis my lungs are still not up to chasing little yellow balls or frolicking in London, so I had a full weekend to devote myself to some DIY experiments which have been breeding in my brain, i.e the shirt-skirt (why can’t I get over the nagging feeling that some of you are finding this a rather weird design?) and the aforementioned armless blazer… Maybe I should have chosen a less stiff jacket? Oh well, it’s only a start… charity shops beware! 

suede trousers: topshop, blazer (with arms): mey & edlich vintage, blazer (without arms): from local charity shop

32 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh bronchitis is rank! Poor you. Love the armless blazer creation and can I spot the new earrings making their first outing? DIY is the new frolicking! xxx

Isabel said...

i love this...the armless blazer is great!

T. said...

I love the armless blazer!

devilishlypleasurable said...

hope you're feeling much, much better. and it's good to know you spent the time well in the throes of DIY!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, thank you! Actually, I'm not feeling bad, just not good enough to be sporty... which is good for more introverted activities.

Dancing Branflake said...

I cannot wait to see your fashion results! Your urge to create and do something different is well balanced with your sense of style and practicality. I would wear anything you made for sure.

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Aaw hope you feel better soon! Never had bronchitis, but tonsillitis I have had and that is nasty enough! I really like the contrasting materials here, makes me inspired to DIY myself! jazzy ♥

styleeast said...

I've picked up on quite a trend for jackets sans arms! Great look. Feel better soon x

BusyB said...

ah man I hope you get better soon
:( bummer!

jess said...

I hope you feel better. Your blazer looks great.

Rosie Unknown said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Personally, I loved the skirt and I love the blazer. I find the stiffness adds interest.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's amazing!!! You're inspiring me to break out the scissors! Hope you're feeling better, love xoxo

polka dot said...

No, I love it! Don't give up on it yet.

You know what I'd love? Maybe if you cut in the armhole a bit, so it was more.. damn, it's late, I've been writing in Italian (with google translate's help) to a friend in Rome, so I'm now thinking in pigeon English.. you know what I mean. Like a halter. If the top of the armhole showed more of your shoulders. Hey, as long as it's already gone under the knife, how much could it hurt, right?

Would love to go next Wed - just got an invite from them tonight, I was going to say yes anyway.

polka dot said...

p.s. How thoughtless of me: I hope you're feeling better.

Clare said...

Oh no! I really hope you get well soon! THis sickness has been sticking around for forever! And don't worry, your comments appeared on my last post. I just had to approve them :)

Black Adder Fashion said...

I am loving the blazer!
Vintage finds are the best to experiment with!

xx Black Adder Fashion
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INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

Your amazing,, I love the look

drollgirl said...

i hope you are feeling better soon!

and i can't wait to see what you come up with. you have a LOT of creativity and clothes look so great on you!

and thank you for the massage comment/advice. i know i am a freak. bah! a foot massage is probably safer for me, although with the last pedicure i felt like the massage part was PAINFUL, and even the filing of my toenails was a bit distressing. i have been a bit stressed lately, so maybe i am just extra freaky right now. who knows.

p.s. i am going out of town for a few days, so please forgive if i am slow to get back to blogs/comments! :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

I love it! You did it again! Genius.

And no, its never to late to skateboard (-:

Kazuko said...

bronchitis... that's really bad. hope you're getting better soon. is it the time of the year?

i absolutely adore your design! and i don't think the jacket is too stiff, the contrary: i think it must be like that! otherwise it would look like you'd be wearing your grandfather's old jacket! and in this way it's just perfect, with the softer jacket underneath - the whole combo could be etro :) oh, and the earrings are just cute!

Classic Copenhagen said...

Oh, Sabine, I swear everybody in Copenhagen is coughing right now, you would fit right in. I loved the shirt skirt a lot, please remind me next summer. Anything that can be used backwards or upside down has my interest, I once took a bulky sweater, cut it up in front, put a fat zipper in it, and used it upside down, so the zipper turned into a split. I loved that piece (to pieces). Ah, it is hard to describe these things. Anyway, I want you to feel better fast, you hear? hugs from Sandra

Veshoevius said...

Oh dear, hope you get better soon! Take lots of rest.
I love the armless blazer, you're so clever! Might have to steal this idea. Something wonderfully subversive about hacking off the arms of a pinstripe blazer. Like some others said here I think the stiffness adds something to it. A formality that's been abruptly cut off.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you! I'm starting to feel a bit silly cause it's not THAT bad, just bad enough (to pity myself &) that I'd rather do creative indoor activities than play tennis.

So many great ideas! I've been toying with sweater shirts, too, Sandra, but the zipper idea adds an extra touch!

Bigger armholes, as Polkadot suggested... worth a try, but definitely adding to the desctruction. Staying within the given width makes clean sewing easier. Okay, now I'm starting to get really boring.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Ugh! This is the season for big and small illnesses. I just recovered from a throat bug, and it was very unpleasant. On the plus side, your Blazer looks great. You look pensive.

Have a great week.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-what a fabulous look, this diy blazer is very inspirational indeed and blazer on blazer will be a lovely way to keep warm too! xx

The Nyanzi Report said...

i think it looks great.
your efforts aren't wasted.

Make Do Style said...

Gosh poor you - take it easy and get well soon xx

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sabine, I am so sorry you do not feel good. Please, take care of yourself, this nesty little thing you have can be a lot of trouble!
Darling, I love the shape of the blazer. I think it is sharp and modern and fits you extrordinary well. You have beautiful arms, not every girl can look so good wearing sleeveless. :-)))

Bethany Dirksen said...

The Shit Skirt! So cool!

I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and thought I would say hello! I looked through a few of your posts and love your style. It is unusual without being just plain weird.

I'm a blogger as well, about the world of art, but my history is in interior design and fashion. I love to hear what people are saying! Hope we get to see more of each other in the future.

Bethany
www.DirksenDabbles.com

Maddy said...

Oh no!! Feel better Sabine! Bronchitis doesn't sound like a whole lotta fun :( Just take care of yourself, ok? You can frolick in the fields soon enough :)

Haute World said...

Sorry about your bronchitis - I really hope you feel better soon! The armless blazer is fab by the way. I definitely think this works. It's also quite versatile - I imagine this would look great with dresses/skirts and also cinched at the waist.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

How's the bronchitis? Trust the lady is feeling better today. The armless blazer suits You well. It would be laughable on me! Look after yourself;-)