Tuesday, March 09, 2010

mid-week makeover!

So, maybe you remember this Built By Wendy rayon chambray top?? It's Simplicity 3964 (and I think it's still in print.)


Well, I loved it then. Loved it. But I never wore it. I finished it right before school started, and I can't wear sleeveless items to school. I thought maybe I'd wear a little shrug or something over it, but I never did. So this completely adorable top has languished in my closet for months!

That simply won't do. I really have been wanting to wear it the past several days too, since our weather is GORGEOUS!

Sooo...Makeover Time! I luckily had the foresight to save a bit of the chambray because even last summer I thought I might, might, want to do a short sleeve instead of sleeveless.

First I had to unpick my armhole binding and remove it:


Then I had to cut and insert new, puffed sleeves.


And make binding. Which is attached, but not pressed, turned, and topstitched yet.


And... I still have one side to go.


Which means this completely finished object (F.O.) has now magically turned into a U.F.O. (ok, so not exactly magically since it was entirely my doing.)

But never fear, I plan to finish it this week so I can wear it with khaki pants. Or a khaki skirt! Beautiful weather motivates. It's a fact.

So now I have TWO things to photograph for you, the Sunshine top and this top (when its finished). Good thing its only Tuesday!

8 comments:

  1. I liked it as a sleeveless top but I also like it with sleeves. Great job!

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  2. What foresight you had! Now, may you will wear that totally cute top! Oh, and with white capris in the summer!

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  3. Lookin' good! I agree, I see this worn with some nice white linen slacks or capris... Does anyone still say "slacks" or has my mother come to visit in my vocabulary again?

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  4. dizersho.

    that's all I have to say about someone who RUINS A PERFECTLY GOOD F.O. I don't care if you DID make it really really cute with sleeves. You still ruined a perfectly good F.O. Which should be wrong just on PRINCIPLE.

    dizersho also happens to be my word verification. So that worked out well.

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  5. I kinda agree with Beangirl on this. But I'm way to lazy to redo a FO! The sleeves ARE cute and I know it's gonna look great when you get done!

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  6. Congrats to you for making a big save. I think the sleeve adds more interest.

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  7. I also like it with sleeves. Great job!
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  8. Those sleeves are really cute!

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