So, where the heck have I been? Oy. I’ve been one busy busy gal. I have some very fun projects in the works for a couple of galas I’m going to this month, as well as an awesome recycled fashion show I’m judging. Sadly, I can’t show these to you quite yet.
Recently, I was on the news modeling the black version of my Behind Every Good Woman Lies a Trail of Men dress. You can check this out here. Being on live TV is terrifying, by the way!
I love getting free stuff! My friend, Heather gave me this top she purchased while on vacation in Italy. She had worn it a few times, but it mostly just hung out in her closet.
As Heather has great taste, this is not an ugly top. It’s actually quite fetching! I loved the grey hue and the extreme softness of the fabric. However, the sleeves really weren’t my style, and I’d probably never wear it as-is. Not a problem.
First off, I removed the rosette from the neckline.
I intended to to re-attach it after I was done refashioning the rest of the top, but sadly, the rosette fell apart after I removed it. :(
If I liked it more, I could have reconstructed it, but I just decided to let it go.
I pinned both of the sides of the top right where the sleeves began.
Next, I ran each side through my machine.
After each side was sewn, I lopped off the excess material. Now I have a cute & elegant lil tube top!
I dashed out the door to make it to the Art Bar Players improv show. I’ve gotta support my fella!
I got to hang out with my friend, Jane, who refashioned her gorgeous dress from a big muumuu!