The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.
Because I can't ever turn away from a good pattern, I knew this shirt could be salvaged into something I could wear all the time!
Ya hear? ALL. THE. TIME.
Before we even get started, I'm kind of obsessed with the label of this piece.
This piece had the collar seam undone...
...so to keep the neck intact, I repinned the fabric...
...and then stitched a new seam to keep it in place. This allowed me to retain the crew neck style of the shirt.
I loved the print of this piece, but the shirt was just a bit too big overall. Post neck fixes, I moved onto the body and the sleeves. I trimmed the sleeves shorter because the length just wasn't doing it for me :) Plus there was some pinkish discoloration that I didn't want to have seen!
After the sleeves were trimmed...
...I took in the torso because I wanted the piece to be snug.
Post-stitching, my new top was looking a little something like this!
And the little shoulder pads in this top...I kept them in!! Surprised? (Totally atypical for me, right!)
Sometimes the smallest tweak can make the greatest change.
It's been pretty warm, so I paired my new shirt with some flip flops to enjoy an afternoon at the beach!
I'm styling this shirt another way tomorrow, so stay tuned!!