Day 112:  Fall Flowers Top 1
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Day 112: Fall Flowers Top

Day 113: Citrus Grove Dress
Day 111: MuuMuu Madness!

I found today’s top at the Dollar a Pound Goodwill clearance center, languishing in a huge bin of castaways.

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Meh.

I thought the print was great, but other than that, it was pretty shapeless and blah.  :/

I made a couple quick snips.

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Bye!

Then, I turned it around to make the button-up back into a V-neck front.

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V-neckin! 🙂

The new neck was a definite improvement.  But this top needed a bit more character.  I decided to rouche the sides.  To do this, I sewed a straight line about 3″ up the bottom side seams.  Then, I pulled on the lower thread to gather the fabric, like so:

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Pull & Gather!

Next, I took each sleeve and tacked them 3″ under at the top.

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Tack it down!

Now that frumpy top is looking muuuuuch better!  🙂

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Hi!
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View from the side
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Close-up!

Cheers!

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