My Drapey Halter Top

Today’s piece began looking like this.

A large & saggy tank. :(

Let me just say that one of the many things I’m digging about my new dress form is no longer having to subject you guys to what I really look like in the morning if I don’t feel like it.  You might never see me without makeup on again, friends (Yeah right…as if I could resist making silly faces in my “before” pics for very long)!

I needed to wear something with the colors Garnet and Black to Support these guys in their College World Series game against Virginia.

Go Cocks!!!!

As there were no garnet ugly ducklings in my stash, I went with a too-big tank.

I snipped off one of the straps.


Then I turned the raw edge from the missing strap under twice, and hemmed it with the line of the seam.  Then I poked my head through the existing strap, making it a halter top!  I tossed on my faux garnet earrings and red flats to show my support for the old Alma Mater!  :)

Check out my massive handbag!

I love how the top drapes and the asymmetrical neckline!  I also like how the bottom hem shows just a teensy bit of skin.  ;)

digging the drape!

I also loooove the sexy back!

Ooh la la!

I met up with some pals at The Thirsty Fellow to watch the big game after work.  :)

Go Cocks!

Gleefully watching our guys being awesome!

Our smiles become strained in the 13th inning...

The Gamecocks fought a hard 13 innings to pull off a 3-2 victory!  Huzzah!  My fingers are firmly crossed that they’ll be able to win the World Series yet again!

Go Cocks!  :)

A Colorful Saturday

Sometimes I just can’t wear clothes how they’re intended.  Today’s top was another kind donation from Heather who bought it at a museum.  Does anyone know the title and/or artist of this painting???? It’s driving me nuts that I can’t think of it!

What is this painting?????

Two things about this top weren’t working for me.  First, it was a little too big, and therefore not very flattering on me.  Second, long sleeves weren’t going to work on an almost 90 degree day!

Time for a quick no-sew refashion!  First, I pulled my arms through the neck hole like so.


Step 1!


Then, I tied the sleeves of the top around my neck to make a halter top!


Halter! Who goes there?



The back

I liked how tying the sleeves around my neck made the bust of the top have a sort of cowl neck look.  :)


My newly refashioned top was perfect for a late afternoon/early evening Agora 11: Music and Visual Art Celebration!


Giant Can 'o Beer!


My giant can of booze led me to an act of anarchy.


I am above the law!!!!!!


Fortunately, Eric was there to pull me away from a future life of crime.


Hi Eric!