I love a good refashion, I love to be challenged and I’m a sucker for before and afters. I picked up this top at the local thrift store, lover the pretty thick lace it had. I couldn’t resist. Some similar drawing diys in the past you can follow as well here and here.
instructions from the video:
-Try on the top and mark your natural waist and where you want the sleeve to end..
-Cut the sleeve and waist 1/2″ below the mark you made
-Put the top back on inside out and mark where you need to take it in. Just as an added help I put a boxy top on top of the lace shirt to make sure that I am marking it right.
-Sew along the marking
-Take the bottom half that was cut off and the extra sleeve that was cut off and cut them all open. match the extra pieces up to make sure they are all the same width.
-attach these pieces all together to make a long piece
-Fold the long piece in half and sew the short ends together into a big tube
-sew a basting stitch along the top of this tube
-pull gently till it gathers to be the same size of the waist opening of the top half
-Put the right side out top half into the inside out ruffled bottom half.
-pin them together and sew
-Cut out the lace edge of the sleeve and neckline if that is the look you are going for. Or you can hem them instead by folding under 1/8” two times.