It's just too small to make work as is.
Can't even get it over my head!!
There's an elastic waist, so there's potential...
...but we just need to get it to a place where my head will fit. Yeah, so I gots a big head :) Time to make it work!
I began with a pair of scissors...
...and trimmed off the top, ruffled portion of the shirt.
Once the top portion was opened up (woo!), I folded and pinned under the raw edges.
Then I stitched a quick straight stitch around to form a new seam.
Now, here comes the fun part! I wanted to elevate the straps a bit, so a basic velvet wasn't going to work! I had some sequined fringe on hand that was going to do the trick.
I measured my fringe straps, cut them and then hand stitched them in place...
...to create this chic, new top!
I added a little pinch and cinch action at the bust line using a safety pin to create a little bit of ruching.
At first I wasn't sure if it was going to feel too flappery or "Chicago" musical at all, but I totally loved how it turned out.
Perfect thing to wear in front of a chandelier store, amirite?? (PS, the ScarJo SNL chandelier sketch is one of my all time faves!! Anyone else a fan??)
Dangling crystals, dangling fringe!! Win win situation!!
From won't fit to fits like a glove!!
When something is too small, head to the scissors and trim!