Today’s top began as a boring silk 2X blouse.
Obviously, it’s way too big for me, and not very exciting. I liked the soft pink though. The color reminded me of Molly Ringwald’s top in The Breakfast Club.
I got started by chopping off those sleeves. Temps have hit the 100s here, so we’re going sleeveless today! If you’ve ever been to South Carolina in the summer, you know that walking outside is like walking into the sweaty armpit of a giant baby. :/
Next, I took each side in about 2 1/2 inches. I still wanted my top to be a little flowy, but I was drowning in the original.
Next, I chopped a half-oval shape out of the front of my new top.
Then, I hemmed the raw edge.
I pressed all my new hems and seams and was done. At first I didn’t like it. I would have to be a good 6″ taller to not look frumpy in this thing. But after styling it with a thrifted belt, a pencil skirt, and my tweed Puma espadrilles, I think it’s okie dokie! 🙂