modified wardrobe: altered top

May 23, 2013

A couple weeks ago we had a cinco de mayo party...on the 11th.
Once de mayo if you will.
Call it whatever you want, it was an excuse to drink margaritas
and each chips and salsa with friends. ;)
I used my beautiful birthday pitcher for the first time.
It looked perfect with margs in it. ;)
 I also made some "questionable" looking sombrero cookies. Fun times.

And this is what I wore...
top: modified by me // white skinnies: forever 21 // coral necklace: world market

Ok, here's the before...
A friend gave me this shirt and I liked the detailing and the color (army/olive green)
but it was still kind of just..."meh".


1) I cut the sleeves off a little before the shoulder seam, turned them under and stitched.

2) Then I put the shirt on inside out, grabbed the sides and pinned along the curve of my body,
making sure the sides were even.

3) Then I stitched along these lines making the top more fitted.

This is a technique I use a lot on shirts that don't fit properly.
Its amazing how much better they can look with this slight and easy modification!

Here's a close up of my necklace - it is the perfect pop of color for spring and summer!

feliz fin de semana!

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