I think it was so cheap because it was in need of a wash and an iron.
I didn't know what it was meant to be, maybe a beach cover up bought on holiday in Italy. The label said 'Made in Italy' but no brand, and it was 100% linen.
There were some nice elements, the lace yolk at the back and the rope edge the collar.
The mottled colour reminded me of a cloudy summer sky.
I shortened the sleeves, took in some of the width and removed the two flaps at the bottom of the front, and was left with this.
I decided to keep the hemline shape higher at the front, but add a bright check binding. I could also not resist adding this superdry badge because it featured 2 crossed sewing needles.
More details available here Apparently I inserted an unusable link last time, hope it works now.
Finished look, its still quite roomy, worn around Old Leigh near Southend. I like the check contrast against jeans. It needs ironing again!
Happy sewing x