Before // After
I grabbed this lovely old blouse with shoulder pads, embroidered collar and cuffs from my Grandma's going-to-goodwill bag. The color was perfect and the hand was beautiful. Grandma told me how beautifully it draped and washed up. So I stashed it away.
Inspiration hit a week or so ago and I took the shoulder pads out, un picked the collar and cut off the sleeves. Presto tank-o!
I took in the sides, bound the arm-holes and modified the neckline so that I could add ties.
I was able to cut the both sleeves in half lengthwise and have enough fabric for the ties. Yippee!
I attached it in the back like a collar. All in all it only took approx. 2 hours! And now I have a neat blouse and some more experience with ties. :) I absolutely love them. I find myself wanting to add ties, cut-outs, or buttons to everything.
And I'm back to studying! :-)