I didn't have much time for sewing this weekend (didn't even manage to post it on time!), so another quickie it is! I picked up this lovely polyester blouse for $2 recently. I wasn't keen on the poofy sleeves, and though the big floppy bow tie thing seems to have come back into vogue, I'm not entirely sold on the idea. The teal paisley fabric was great though!
I severed the sleeves.
And I cut off the collar.
From the neck tie, I cut four long strips of fabric - one for each armhole and two joined together for the neckline. I pinned each to the right side of the fabric.
Once sewn, I pressed the bindings flat.
Folded over and pinned again, I gave them all a final top-stitching and called it a day!
Without those sleeves and that bow, the drapey fabric and the pleats at the shoulders can take center stage.
It was a jeans sort of day, but I plan to pair this new top with slacks or a skirt and a nice tailored blazer for work.
Hooray, tattoo coverage!