The last time I visited my in-laws I helped my sister completely overhaul her room. We threw out about 6 heaping laundry baskets worth of old clothes and garbage! It was epic to say the least. I scored some clothes from Brooke in the process & this top was one of them. Free clothes? Twist my arm, why don’t you?
I liked the color, but not necessarily the style. I liked the dolman sleeve, but it was SO wide that you could practically see my belly button if I lifted up my arms. I really don’t want to wear extra layers to cover up if I don’t have to, so that HAD to change. Also, what’s up with the muffin-top hider waist band thing? It looked a little late ’90s & not in a good way. The band was wide & low enough that it just hugged my bum. Not my style.
I chopped off the ribbing, took in the sides, took in the arms & added a vintage floral cuff to the sleeves. I had a fabric swatch from my mom (literally from the ’80s) that matched the top perfectly, but I like the dimension that this not-so-matchy floral fabric adds to the top. I did a blind stitch for the hem & part of the sleeve. Can you tell I’m falling in love with the hand-stitched blind hem? It really adds a lot of polish to the finishing of the garment that my sewing machine can’t. It looks a lot less like a Home Ec project. This top is asymmetrical with the front & back & just long enough for me to wear without an undershirt, but short enough that it gives the appearance of a crop. I like.
What do you think? I think it looks great for being a hand-me-down. CLICK HERE for the full outfit & details.