But every cloud has a silver lining and this one was that I got to do some crafting - yay :)
so this is the shirt (£2.50, Primark) . . . I didn't like the fit, the sleeves or the neckline . . .
The first thing I tackled was the shape . . .
Put on the shirt inside out and pin along your waist line, sew and cut off the excess.
Next cut the sleeves to your desired length and hem.
For the neck, fold shirt in half and use a neckline you like as a template. Mark and cut.
To make the neck line more interesting pinch sections of the fabric then fold down and pin. Play about until you have the look you want then tack the pleats.
Fold over and hem the neckline.
For a finishing touch I added a couple of ruffle flowers made from the fabric cut off the sleeves (I hate wasting things!)
For an excellent tutorial on how to do ruffles by Ruffles And Stuff (the clues in the name!) click here.
I love this top now, mainly because it's super comfy (a must for me), but also because it's versatile - it can be worn with both smart and casual outfits . . .
Thanks for stopping by :)
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