I've been in super-recon mode lately, and especially obsessed with the Flapper/Roaring 20's sack dress. So now I have all these flapper dresses that I can't really wear out on a regular basis, so i decided to finally do something 20s-ish with this top that's been hanging out in my closet for ages. It was a gift and I never really liked it.
So first, I cut off the sleeves. It looks okay but still a bit too...much of that print!
I rummaged through my closet and found this top (the color is way off in this pic, my camera is on drugs I think! haha!), which I really like but it shrank in the wash and is now too short for me.
I cut out the yoke from that shirt and pinned it upside-down onto the other shirt like so.
I stitched it down, flipped the yoke right-side up and pressed it (sorry _ I forgot to take a pic of that step.) Then, I measured on my dummy and cut/sewed two tubes from the pink shirt. Then I pressed them and stitched them to the top of the yoke, making straps.
Now here's when I got too engrossed in what I was doing and didn't take any more pictures till i was finished. Basically what I did was baste the gathered parts of the shirt into place, then cut off the remainder of the old collar. I cut off the bottom hem of the pink shirt and sewed it around the bottom of the armholes and on the back neckline (where I had basted to keep the fabric more or less gathered like it should be). i had to do some hand sewing with the pink trim to make it stay up and not show the cut edges. Anyway, here's the final product. As an afterthought, I took out the bottom elastic and cut off that stupid tie on the side. That's why it's all flowy in the pics of me wearing it! Hope you like, I had fun! And sorry about the lazy tutorial!
Any constructive criticism appreciated. Thanks for reading