I wasn't sure when I first saw this if I wanted to make it a shirt or skirt.. But since I have so many skirt refashions planned I decided a top would be my best bet. It started with this shirt that was too small on my hip and belly area...
But that's okay because I don't mind experimenting and trying to utilize making a cute top out of something that started out too small for me!
First I flipped the shirt backwards and cut up the middle of what is now the back of the shirt. Got to let out a little breathing room ya know!
Next I took some sheet material from an old shirt that had a hole in it..
An used it to fill in the space I let out of the original shirt. I wanted something flowy and cute!
So I turned the original shirt inside out and pinned the white material where I wanted it to be sewn.
Once the material was sewn on, I added a blue bow which is actually the fabric from the original collar and used the lace from the white shirt to add a little detail.
Finally I decided to gather the material in the front of the shirt to create somewhat of a neckline and used a button from the white shirt as a small embellishment. And here I am...Rocking out Thursday night on the Ridge ( our weekly extended family dinner) and loving my new to me shirt. :) oh and that's my Dad! Always throwing the camera some big eyes!!