Buttonholes to the rescue

Sometimes it’s just as fun to shop in your own closet (or your mom’s) as it is to go find something “new” to refashion.

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God only knows when my mom purchased this two-piece sparkly wonder 🙂 She has a habit of hoarding clothes… I decided to make the decision to let go of this one a little easier by stealing it without permission removing it from her attic.

The holidays are coming up *cringe. I thought I’d be proactive and play-up the festiveness. I wanted to make a blousy dolman top… out of the skirt 🙂

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I cut the seam off the bottom & part of the top to make room for a neck hole.

Once again… I found that I liked the inside print better than the outside plaid print. Plaid and I have a love-hate relationship; it’s a long story that dates back to my fat days when ALL I wore was plaid… *Cringe 2.

I sewed down the new sides of my shirt with an overcast stitch

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I was going for an asymmetric look so I did not “even” it out. I just polished up all the raw edges and decided I was finished.

Until I tried it on.

It was nothing but a sparkly BOX of a shirt. Not cool. I could’ve put in elastic to cinch it right underneath the bust… but I didn’t trust myself to be honest.

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I knew WHERE I wanted to cinch it: as shown above… I just didn’t know HOW until it hit me like a bolt of lightning!

Buttonholes!

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On a digital machine, buttonholes are the easiest thing in the world. The machine does all the work for you. All I had to do was mark where I wanted them to go.

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Easy peasy!

I used one of the seams I cut off earlier as a belt.

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Now my shirt has some shape to it 🙂

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Storm’s rollin’ in..

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4 thoughts on “Buttonholes to the rescue

    1. Yep. The seasons have been jacked up in Indiana more than usual in the last few years… July & August & a lil bit of September are nice. Any other time it’s raining, cold, or both. I’m ready to move to Florida 🙂

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