MMM14: Day 12

Despite my counting malfunction… today is definitely day 12 and not day 11 šŸ˜€

See? šŸ™‚

I LOVED this print. It would be perfect for Mother’s Day festivities with the fam.

This is a good place to start, I guess…

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?

My suspicions that this was hand made are confirmed
This is why we use a Serger šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚


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 šŸ™‚


Then, I “evened” out the original sleeves…

This is what a sleeve looks like before it’s “assembled”

I sewed the sleeve back together (fold it in half length wise, sew it), then sew it to the garment, obvi šŸ™‚ 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? šŸ™‚


The inspiration piece is on sale now for $26.50. My peasant blouse only cost me .99 cents šŸ™‚

Her entire offspring šŸ™‚

12 down, 19 to go

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