Today’s top reminded me of one of my wardrobe staples from when I was in high school.
I used to love love LOVE funky polyester butterfly-collar shirts. Like crazy. I had a closet full of ’em and I wore one pretty much every single flippin’ day. I would throw one over a tank top, don a pair of Jncos (anybody else remember those???), spike my hair, and head out the door. Oh yeah. I was stylin’, y’all. ;)
Anywho…high school was
I won’t even tell you how many years ago, and my personal style has changed quite a bit. :) But when I saw this top, I grew wistful and nostalgic. I loved its funky print that made me think of Japan, and I really missed owning something with a butterfly collar. :( I’ve held on to this thing forever…not really knowing what to do with it.
Until now! :)
First things first. I needed to get my new top nicely fitted before I did anything else!
After I took in my sides, I cropped off the extra fabric as well as the sleeves. Then I did a bit more cutting. It’s just too insanely hot here to have any sort of sleeves at all!
After cutting my new arm holes, I made several teeny triangle-shaped notches. These will make it easy to fold them over for their new hems! :)
Then I folded the notched edges under twice, and stitched them down!
Now I have a fun new top for an evening of celebration! :)
I have some AWESOME news to share with you, dear reader! Governor Haley’s vetoes that would have cut all state funding for the SC Arts Commission have been OVERRIDDEN!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) I am so incredibly happy to see what strong bipartisan support the Arts and the Arts Commission have in this state! :)
This of course means I have my job back! :) Hooray for not having to be a hobo or start my own snuggling business for $60 an hour like this enterprising young lady. :)
A big Thank You to everyone for their words of encouragement/advocacy/awesomeness during the last couple of weeks. You’re all amazing. :)