Knit Shirts 7 -Fabrizio-Gianni

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Knit Shirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Version

Quote of the day: “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of dong, while others judge us by what we have already done” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Last summer, when we were gifted colorful jeans from the company Fabrizio-Gianni, they also sent the 3 of us each a jersey knit shirt. This shirt has certainly been a staple in our closets for these last 10 months, so I thought I’d use them in a blog series! But first, we had to do a little nip & tuck (on the shirts, not us!!).

Since Nancy & mom were gifted a size medium and they are shorter in stature, the shirts were too long for comfort. So, in order to provide some variety I needed to give the shirts a little change. For Nancy’s shirt, I put in elastic at the bottom hem (and cut off some extra material) and for mom’s shirt, she added elastic vertically on both sides and the front & back as ruching. I received the small size of my shirt, and thus didn’t need to shorten it; however, since I tucked it in for all three posts, you can’t really compare the length!

Since the shirt is essentially a t-shirt, I started the styling series with the casual version. I’ve done this same sort of shirt many times; they are extremely popular among the women I see, so I thought it apropos. And for your information most of these solid colored shirts are on sale at Fabrizio-Gianni (there is also a 20% off code EndlessSummer20). I’m not being paid for this plug for the shirts, but we’ve been wearing our so much and with the sale, it’s a great deal! I’ll give some more details about these shirts in the next two posts, so stayed tuned!

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.


Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: As a teenager, pink & green were all the rage—so preppy—I loved it. I have to admit, I haven’t worn it much as an adult, so I decided to try it again. I added in the black & white to try to add some adult style to the colors!

I purchased these jeans while thrifting with mom—they are such a great blush color. They do tend to stretch out by the end of the day, so I decided to take them in an half an inch in the inseam. So when I was doing that, I also convinced myself to let the bottom stay raw and unravel instead of hemming it. I’ve seen a ton of jeans deliberately made this way. I always figure if I don’t like it at some time, I can always sew them up!

Jeans: Simply Vera-thrifted (similar here with a real hem & on sale)~~TopFabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Nine West (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in a longer version)~~Bracelet: Mauzies (similar here)~~Hat: D&Y (similar here)

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s strawberry colored shirt is a wonderful color on her! And since she has a couple pair of red shoes, it makes it easy to style! The necklace was a souvenir from her recent cruise around Greece. She has matching earrings, but I thought we should switch it up for this post!

I knitted the bracelet a couple years ago for a Mother’s Day gift. I never thought about knitting jewelry until I started perusing Ravelry a couple years ago (it’s a knitting community where you can find patterns, yarn & even people)!

Jeans: NYDJ (similar here in a darker wash & other colors & on sale)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Lifestride (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here -this is the last one available, but there are others in different colors)

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: You can see the elastic on mom’s shirt a little better in the closeups. At first she only place the elastic on the seamed sides of the shirt, however, then the middle portion hung down too much. Thus she added another piece of elastic between the sides on both the front and the back.

As for the jewelry, we decided to have a mix of animals–ha ha! The owl necklace’s wings actually pop open to show a clock face.

Pants: Faded Glory (similar here with side ties)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Nina (similar here)~~Owl Necklace: (similar here it’s amazing how many options there are for owl necklaces; however, none of them open to be a watch inside)~~Elephant Necklace: (similar here very colorful & inexpensive)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

I know I’ve said it before, but I really appreciate the time you take to read and comment!!

Charlotte’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    This is the kind of knit to get in EVERY color that looks good on you. Nice weight, lovely neckline and the 3/4 sleeves that I love. The colors are pretty and the tops look nice on each of you. The alteration you did for Nancy works perfectly. I particularly like how Charlotte ruched hers. Great hat – love the black & white accents. Nancy’s bracelet and Charlotte’s necklace and bracelet are fantastic.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      These shirts really are made well—I think they were on Oprah’s list one time because of that!! They may not be really inexpensive, but it’s also nice they are made in the USA!!

  • The Style Crone

    The three of you look great in your “shirt with jeans” ensembles. Always a thrill to see what you put together. Of course I adore your hat and your smile. Thank you so much for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Judith!!

  • Although you all look really good (of course you make sure of that before you post this haha), my “vote” goes to Nancy’s outit today. I love the proportions on her, the colour, the simplicity and it makes her look so … what’s the word Iam looking for…. Ehhmm .. I know: attractive. She looks really attractive. I bet this comments makes her smile.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally agree Greetje!! The picture of her in the collage of the 3 of us, is so va-va-va-voom looking!! I would’ve showcased that picture, but she’s not one to flaunt it (although, I think I’m starting to eke it out of her!!). I’ll tell her you of your compliment today!!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra
    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank so much Aditi

  • Nice shirts! Everyone looks great! I love the color of Nancy’s shirt!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Andrea!!

  • Lesley Extance

    Jodie I love all three outfits ! Great top and I love Nancy knitted bracelet ! Best wishes.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lesley!!

  • Kristin & Megan

    I love how you all chose different colors! Such a pretty palette!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks guys!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I love knit shirts. Your mom is a genus, I would have never thought to add elastic to the sides. My shirts are always too long and I cut them off and hem them, I will be using this idea in the future.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It does add variety to shorten shirts this way!!
      I even saw it done on just one side seam in the store the other day—of course the shirt was heavier and thus the other side had some body!!
      Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

  • Lisa

    All 3 look great–I really love the earrings Jodie; the color, Nancy and that elephant necklace & button bracelet, Charlotte. Rockin your styles today ladies!
    Lisa @

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lisa!!

  • dan

    So I am not the one who personalize items!!! 🙂

    You three girls look very nice. I find the colour of Nancy’s knit top wonderful! It suits her very well…
    You look radiant and your mom’s bracelet is really cute!
    Of course you don’t need any … nip & tuck!! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think personalizing items is so fun! Of course you even go as far as doing it to shoes—which has opened my eyes to new possibilities!!

  • Laura

    I am constantly in awe of all your talents! Love the raw edge idea on the jeans and your mom’s idea of adding elastic. All three tops are fabulous colors on you!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura! What a nice comment—although I have to admit, much of the “talent” is being older and realizing that clothing can be changed—and pinterest makes it so much easier nowadays!!

  • I love a good knit! always so soft and cozy!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it so true? Thanks Kelsey!!

  • First : Those shirts look super soft and cozy.
    Second : Love how your mom ruched the sides of hers.
    Third : How tall or should I say ‘short’ is everyone?
    #ormaybeitsjustme 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I always love ruching—it seems to hide many other issues!!
      Our heights are top secret—ha ha! I’m 5’2″, Nancy is 5’0″ & Mom is 5’4″
      Your hashtags crack me up!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Yeah! What Sherry said! Ha, ha. Great casual looks! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You crack me up Amy!! Reminds me of when we used to say “ditto” all the time!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Wow, Jodie! I don’t know where to start! Let’s start with my ongoing admiration for your and your mother’s ability to sew and knit. The ruching on your mom’s top makes it perfectly unique — adds interest and a flattering shape.

    Nancy’s bracelet you made is gorgeous and really completes her look. That color on her is gorgeous! And her shoes!! I love them.

    Your outfit with the adorable black and white accessories and that GREAT HAT! You look perfectly put-together but comfortable. Those tops really are flattering on all three of you!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      You crazy sweetheart! You always know how to look for the best in my posts—and I truly appreciate it!
      The knitting/sewing bug is quite addicting—to me it’s a fun project to change items and make things that nobody else has. I bet that’s what most seamstresses would tell you too—-it’s all about being unique!

  • Everyone looks great! So many great styles and accessories.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!

  • Lorena Lorena

    You three are rocking these tops – from this brand I have only a pair of shoes, which I must admit that it is of great quality.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t even know that had shoes at one time!! As much as I love to save money on most items, it is true that most quality things will last longer (as a friend just pointed out to me yesterday!!)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lovely tops, you all look great. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!

  • Really liking these knit tops! They look great on everyone! Thanks for linking up with the Trend Spin Linkup each week. = )

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!

  • Love the necklines of these tops, everyone looks fabulous!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara!! Aren’t they interesting?

  • I like the cut on these tees, mind you maybe it is because of all your alterations.

    Your hat is adorable.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Sure..that could be part of it. But I also really like how the neck stands up a little around the back. I saw this on some Kate Spade shirts a year or so ago and thought it was so flattering!

  • Queen of Rods

    I really like your belt/necklace combo….the hat is cute too 🙂 Nancy’s outfit Is particularly flattering on her; the pants are a great length. Thanks for the alteration tips, I also have a hard time with shirts being too long and appreciate your suggestions.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit, that shortening shirts can make a world of difference. When I started this blog and was working with Nancy, I don’t think I even realized why some things didn’t look right. But little by little I’ve been making many of her items fit better and I think it’s so much more flattering!!
      (Isn’t that photo of Nancy at the top, just va-va-va-voom?) I was going to put it as the main one in the body of the blog, but she wasn’t as enamored with it as I was!!)

  • I love tees with a v neck. But you don’t see them to often. I don’t know why because it’s much more flattering. You all look again so elegant! I really love to read your posts! I’m glad I found your blog 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice comment, Nancy—thank you so much for that!
      I really like the neckline of these tees too—on Thursday’s post, I go into more detail of the elements that make this shirt a little more unique, so thanks for reading!!