I'm always down for animal print (I have a fun piece coming up soon too!) so when I saw Pam's creation I said Rawrrrrrr :)
You inspired me to start sewing for myself again and with a creative urge to vent, I went to a yearly thrift bag sale ($10 per bag) and filled it with possibilities. This Johanna York dress I thought would be a good top, although I don't normally do animal prints.
I'm glad you went with it Pam! Let's see how she tweaked this!
I cut about 18" off the hem and 16" off the sleeves. It was still tighter than I wanted at the waist, so I used what I cut off the sleeves to give it a little more room at the side seams.
You can see that the original bat wing armhole went down to my waist, so with the underarm raised the sleeve turned into the flutter I wanted.
I think it would be great under a blazer, too, but would hate to cover up the original epaulet detail."
Thank you so much for sharing your fab dress-turned-top Pam! I feel you on covering up the epaulets, however you could always do blazer by day for work and no blazer by night for going out!!