Friday, May 13, 2016

Sleeves Needed: A Peasant Top Refashion

Approximately 90% of my summer shirts are sleeveless. That's just what I'm most comfortable in all summer long. Occasionally, however, the need for sleeves arises. For example, the dress code at the place I volunteer, it requires sleeves. That was easy enough while it was chilly outside, but now that it's warm? Not so much. A few summer shirts with sleeves were needed, so to my refashion bin I went.


This peasant top caught my attention. Given to me by a friend, it was several sizes too big and rather unflattering. The elastic hem was especially annoying as it liked to ride up. The shirt needed help, but how could I make it more "me"?
A couple Pinterest searches for "peasant top refashion" turned up almost nothing useful. Lots of how to turn something else into a peasant top but no how to turn a peasant top into something else. Hmm, that was annoying. Finally I came up with a few ideas and got started.


Sides taken in, a new hem, and some new bias tape took this shirt from "maybe I'll wear that. . . eventually. . . or not." to a new favorite!


No complaints here on how this refashion turned out! To see and read about the entire process, check out my blog!



4 comments:

RePurposeFul said...

Excellent! Great job, big improvement.

Chickie Walsh said...

I love the pink around the neckline. Very pretty.

Andrea said...

Way to save this! Peasant tops are tricky to wear, so I like the changes you made here.

Andrea EOD

Alyssa Wesselmann said...

Thanks guys!