Cap Sleeve to the rescue

This lovely, stretchy LBD was .25 cents at my favorite thrift store.

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If large thighs were an Olympic event I’d be the gold medalist

Too bad this fit does NOTHING for my bottom half. #StoryOfMyLife

There’s a simple solution:

I cut 10″ -ish off the length. With the discarded material I had more than enough to make a cute cap sleeve.

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I followed the same process that I used for my Velvet Sewalong Refashion to accomplish this.

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RIGHT sides together sew sleeve into armhole.

It was a fairly simple process. And I think the outcome was quite nice πŸ™‚

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I finished the bottom raw edge on my serger using a rolled hem.

My thighs are still (and probably always WILL be) gargantuous. But I do think this is a more flattering fit.

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Profile is always preferable to full frontal πŸ™‚Β 

I wore this to church on Father’s Day. Because the back cut was also a deep scoop I wore a simple cardigan with it.

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My camera that Santa brought me in ’14 is dying a slow and painful death… #Selfies

But for our celebration with dad in the evening I took off the cardigan.

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Once again, Number 4 is with us in spirit.Β 

This is the last “couch” photo we’ll ever have in this house 😦 My parents are downsizing to a condo and will be moving in August. I’m going to miss this house so much. I grew up in this house.

2017 is definitely a year of big changes in our family. More on that later…

In the meantime, happy refashioning. As always, keep it simple.

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8 thoughts on “Cap Sleeve to the rescue

    1. Hmm. That’s a good point! You’re right. This shirt would’ve been perfectly fine to wear as-is at church. I guess the more accurate reason is that I’m, honestly, still not 100% comfortable in my own skin. I attend a very large church and I just didn’t want lots of eyes on me (that sounds narcissistic but, again, I’m very self-conscious & insecure by nature…) in a lower back shirt. Plus, the A/C is always cranked up (church or otherwise) in the summer so I knew I would’ve been freezing without it. Hanging out in my parents’ sunroom was more toasty so I removed the cardigan, even though I brought it with me. If my shirt was inappropriate my mom (or my brutally honest 8 year old niece!) would’ve been quick to inform me πŸ™‚

  1. I think this is a lovely makeover and looked fab on you. I’m pear shaped too and have always disliked my thighs. At just 5′ it can be difficult at times.

  2. I think you are lovely just the way you are. Think of a little fat bird with stick legs and you’ll see the problem *I* have … I’d like to have bigger legs! Oh, women – we’re never fully happy …

    I do like that top. You make it sound so easy to put sleeves in. Heh.

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