Summer bliss... Seattle has turned out to be the perfect vacation destination for our family. Cool weather, beautiful scenery and amazing food and drinks. We are saciated.
Luckily, I brought along a recent refashion for a night out.
Here's how this wild top began it's life.
I found the significantly oversized top at Holy Nativity Thrift Store for $2. I loved the feel of the thick slinky fabric, but I wasn't wild about the print. (Ha! Get it?) Anyway...
I decided to give it a try.
I began by taking it apart.
I then trimmed up the sleeves and cut them off about 3/4 of the way down.
The original shirt front became the back, and the original back became the front.
The new neckline was a little large, so I put in a few pleats.
This summer I learned to use my serger (which I love), so I serged down the back and around the top of the bottom half.
I also went around the top half.
Next, I sewed the top and bottom half together.
For the sleeves, I serged around the edges and...
Hemmed them up about an inch. I don't have a photo, but I added elastic.
Next, I added elastic around the middle.
A big thank you goes to my sweet sis-in-law who snapped the photos.