Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sparkely shirt make-over

This child of mine loves sparkly things. When I saw this shirt hanging in the thrift store, I knew I had to do something with it for her. Perhaps you can see that it's really too wide and the neck is too big.

I sewed a seam right up the sides of the shirt, eliminating about 2 inches of fabric on both sides and half of the arm opening.

Then I cut the excess fabric off.

So now it's much more fitting, but I still don't know how to make the neck smaller. Any suggestions?

In any case, it's cute with a turtle neck underneath :-)


  1. Very cute! She is like her aunt - I am attracted to sparkly things too. Could you just add a pretty piece of fabric underneath to make the neck smaller? The dress would appear layered then, but isn't that all the rage anyway?

  2. Maybe you could put a pleat (or two) right in the front to make the neckline smaller. Of course you then might need a matching pleat (or two) in the back for balance.


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