Despite my counting malfunction… today is definitely day 12 and not day 11 😀
I LOVED this print. It would be perfect for Mother’s Day festivities with the fam.
I seam ripped out the elastic waist band that’s in every single “old lady” dress on the planet. I love elastic as much as the next gal, but gesh. That took QUITE a while to do, but it was worth it for the extra room. See how much wider the waist is now?
So, after I got through all the “logistics” I still had to figure out what I was going to MAKE out of this thing. I was paroosing the Dressbarn website for inspiration and I found it 🙂
DUH. I’ll make a peasant top, complete with “angled” sleeves and a V neck (minus the tie thing, ’cause I’m not a fan).
I cut pieces from the bottom scrap and made a tank topesque shape out of it. To avoid a fray-tastic situation, I used a serger to piece them together 🙂
Then, I “evened” out the original sleeves…
I sewed the sleeve back together (fold it in half length wise, sew it), then sew it to the garment, obvi 🙂 I finished all the raw edges with a rolled hem on the same serger.
I cut the neckline to give the appearance of a “V” neck. I just let the material flop down like a peasant top would. See it? I think it looks remarkably similar to the inspiration piece. And, seriously, how cool is my material? 🙂
The inspiration piece is on sale now for $26.50. My peasant blouse only cost me .99 cents 🙂
12 down, 19 to go