Here's a basic tutorial on my latest refashion! This has been one of my resolutions, so please give me feedback on how I do :)
I found this lovely number (you guessed it!) at my fav local thrift store. I paid probably $4 for it because I loved the lace.
Now, my initial thought was to make this a sleeveless top, and possibly opening up the back to make it a little bit sexy. However, when I tried it on, I got a bit of a different vision. So, I carefully removed the lace...
which left me with this.
Now, I loved the new neckline that removing the lace created, but it was hanging a little low. I needed to figure out how to bring up the neckline without making this too complicated. So, first, I decided to pinch in the seams at the top of the shoulders and sew...like so.
I did this on both shoulders and it brought up the V just a bit. I then pinned and finished off the neckline by running it through my machine.
This still left the V a little too low for my taste. I decided to pinch the sides of the V together at the bottom to the point where I wanted it to end, then sewed down this pinched bit of fabric(like a dart) a few inches down the front of the top.
And that's all she wrote! I had just the right depth on the V and a new top that I love!
Now, what to do with that lovely lace?! We'll see where that ends up...
Hope you enjoyed this one!