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!


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!