Yep, there we go!!
Nothing like thick, collared polyester, right??
I started with those pockets first! I took my seam ripper and began to remove.
I got both of them off without a hitch...
...and the shirt was finally starting to take shape! (Sidenote...you can't see it here, but there isn't a button below the third one that you see there. We've got a missing button, friends!)
I cut the top of the shirt off next, from right under the sleeves, leaving a shrug left with the material. I removed the button from the trimmed portion of the shirt...
...and then restitched and replaced it in the missing button's spot.
I turned the piece upside down and started to pin and shape a bit of a sweetheart neck. I envisioned a fab strap/sleeve-less piece!
Post-pin, I started to sew all the edges in place and took the new top in about five inches as well to make it totally fitted.
After all the sewing, I took a vintage navy belt to cinch the top at the waist, threw on my vintage Candie's, and a skinny pair of jeans to complete the look!
Because of the summery feel of the top, I also paired it with a bright yellow wicker clutch that I got at a sample sale for $4 as well as a clear pair of sunnies from Urban Outfitters.
I fell in love with this entire look!
The weather wasn't too crazy hot, so the top was actually super comfortable to wear without making me sweat!!
It even transitioned well into the evening too! Paired with a tan cardigan, it totally went from summer to fall in no time.
Happy Monday, friends!!