I thrifted this beaded crop top from Goodwill last week for only
$8. It was too tight for anyone bigger than an A cup and too short for
me (lower boobage was showing! LOL!). The back had a centre back zipper which I couldn't zip up (actually down for this top).
But the garment was in excellent condition and I was really drawn in by
the excellent workmanship so I bought it for refashioning.
Garment before front
Garment before back
my trusty seam ripper, I carefully ripped out the centre back seam and
the centre back zipper, hand sewn the lining back to the beaded fabric
and voila! A beaded bolero jacket! It took me less than an hour to do
and I'm quite pleased with the result: