If you missed Monday’s post on the twins’ scarves, the title of this here post will go zooming right over your pretty head.
Let’s talk coincidence. A couple of days after I found the fabric for those scarves, I was out on the same thrift store run which landed me these black crops, and stumbled upon this:
Three bucks, a little too big, and in perfect condition to meet my sewing machine. I had to have it. Me in this + the twins in their scarves = mother/daughter(s) harmony, no? Plus, back when I altered this pink and orange top as a temporary maternity solution, Tracy commented wondering if the same process would work on a long sleeve number. Spoiler alert: It does. Go snatch up those too big tops Tracy!! :)
The sleeves were a little baggy for my liking so all I did was take an inch off of them and continued on down the shirt until the bottom of the bust. The white lines in the picture below show where I stitched.
(Side note: If you’re taking in a shirt in which the sleeves do fit, all you’d need to do is sew along the existing sleeve hem a little ways and then down.) I didn’t trim off the excess fabric in case I want to take it in a little more post (post post post) pregnancy but if you’re looking to do the same to a top and stamp it solely maternity, all you have to do is snip off the excess with a pinking shears and you’re good to go. (Add a zig-zag stitch along your straight stitch for extra fraying protection. Taking a serger to your ends would be even better.)
After you’re finished you’ll have a pleat on the side of your shirt where your sewing ends.
As I was putting the finished shirt on to snap some ‘afters’, I noticed some buttons going up to the neckline without corresponding button holes. Is that a trend these days that I’m not aware of?
And then I noticed the designer was no other than Miley Cyrus. Maybe it was a mistake but it seems to me like all that twerking is shaking up more than her little rear… Either way, if sex appeal exists in adding a few buttons that have to be left unbuttoned then I’ll take a rain check for never. A seam ripper later and they’re gone.
Me, all buttons with a hole home, and zee backyard:
Maternity Jeans: Grace’s closet via Old Navy
Boots: Merona Kadens via Target (a last year $11 clearance find)
Hasta la vista. I’m off to think about changing my #ootd ('”outfit of the day” apparently). :)