Hello, HoffiCoffi here.
I made a top. View A Butterick B6182 to be exact, which is a Lisette pattern.
I love its cropped, boxy style but it did present me with a bit of a problem.
As somone of a certain age and a certain size I am not a regular crop
top wearer. I like to be covered up pretty much and I wondered if I should make a high waisted skirt to wear with this short top. Then I remembered I had this....
was 99 pence on Ebay - I was the only bidder. I loved the colour and I loved the pleats and if I kept
it as a dress to wear under my new top I would be midriff mishap
I took the sleeves off the dress to make it
sleeveless - but I forgot to take a photo of the original sleeves - they
were short but they stuck out beneath the top. Also the neckline was a
didn't want the neckline of the dress to show under the top so I
reshaped it - with the help of the Butterick pattern and a french curve.
The altered neckline above.
As you can see it is now nicely hidden away.
Here is a photo of the altered dress. Not very exciting in its own right but it has an important job to do.
It lets a middle age woman wear an untucked, cropped top without fear of showing off midriff...
...no matter how crazy she gets. :)