So, I'd been on the lookout for a basic black and white striped top for quite some time when I stumbled on this one at the clothes swap a month ago. It was a little large, but I knew I could make it work. First, I wanted to get rid of those cuffs on the sleeves, so I carefully picked out the little stitches that kept them turned up.
Next, I took in the sides to fit better. I used a straight stitch and then a zig-zag before trimming the excess fabric. If you look closely, you can actually see where this shirt was taken in by the previous owner, about an inch from the factory seam, and then my stitches are another two inches in from that.
I paired my new-to-me shirt with another clothes swap find - this purple pencil skirt - and mustard yellow shoes and scarf to coordinate with the last remaining leaves on our baby [Bradford pear?] tree.
How fabulous are these heels? Check out the little cut-outs on the back of the heel. And soles look like they're brand new too!
I think the half-sleeves look so much better with the boat neck than the cuffed sleeves did. Don't you agree?
Top: refashioned // Skirt: clothes swap // Scarf: $1 thrifted // Tights: $5 Target clearance // Shoes: $6 thrifted
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