Today, we continue in the What-I-made-for-Vacation series.
I should probably start wearing make-up in the Before pics… yikes.
Anyhoo, I waited and waited and waited for this shirt to go on sale for $1 at my favorite thrift store Psi Iota Xi. (They don’t have a website or FB page or ANY kind of a page for me to give them credit). Every Friday morning I’d look for it (they’re only open 6 hours a week), hoping the price would go down to $1 and thankfully, no one else snatched it up in the meantime 🙂
I love the cardinal print so much, but I did have my work cut out…
THEN (I use caps when I get excited), I cut off the cuffs from the sleeves…
…And I sewed them into my now-sleeveless arm holes.
I used the existing seams as my guide and sewed them together with a simple straight stitch.
I finished the rest of the raw edges with a rolled hem (neck hole, remaining arm hole-armscye). I did also take the blouse in at the side seams about an inch.
I love the way it turned out.
I forgot to pack any jewelry with me. Oops 🙂 Oh well, the top is still great… in my humble opinion.
I love Florida!
I’ve done this sleeve effect before (on my Nanny’s house robe). I really like it. The best part is… it’s super easy.
The happenings of my sunburn are emerging 😉