I wanted to make something new, and green of course, to wear for St. Patrick's Day today, but with little free time to sew during the week, I was limited in how much I could accomplish. Then I remembered this linen blend tunic from last autumn's clothes swap. It wasn't terrible, just a bit too big, and I wasn't a huge fan of the poofy sleeves. But the color, the lace accents, and the linen fabric will all be perfect for the Texas heat on the horizon.
I began by salvaging the last remaining button from one sleeve before chopping off the extra length.
Next, I took in the sides and serged the raw edges around each sleeve.
I folded the sleeve edge under by about an inch, then folded that folded edge upward again. After top-stitching, this sturdy hem mimics the look of the binding around the neck edge without having to expend to effort to cut strips of bias tape and then apply it.
And that was that! The perfect quick project for a free weeknight.