9 Days to Go: Kerry's NDAD Creation

My birthday is coming up, so when I saw this submission I not only thought it was a fun birthday ensemble, but got me thinking about what I'm going to wear! Here's Kerry's message...

My daughter had her 16th birthday a few weeks ago and her friends "gifted" her with this delightful, plus-sized sequin and beaded top.  She liked the funkiness and quality of the fabric but a top was not something she would wear.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Sequin Top - Kerry

I think I need that top for my birthday!  Let's see what Kerry did...

I cut off the top right below the sleeve (maybe a bolero can come out of this half later?)...

cut-New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Sequin Top - Trim in half

...and leaving the zipper and hem in place, re-cut the sides to contour the hips. I added a few darts to the front and back, restitched the sides and used an old satin sash that was lying around to make a waistband.  I used the rest of the satin to bind the inside seams so that the beading and sequins won't rub.

cut-New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Sequin Top - Kerry's Daughter After

Now she just needs and occasion to wear it - Homecoming maybe?

Kerry!!  You did such a fabulous job with those sequins!  I'm addicted to those vintage sequined pieces and just loved what you did!  Your daughter looks fantastic and hope she has fun wearing to Homecoming!  Would love to see what you do with the rest of the top - a bolero would be just fab!!  Thank you for sharing!