Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Final Gathered Inset Addition/The Sleeves

So, the top began life like this,worn primarily under a ski jacket, but not that much. It almost went in the give away bag until I thought, hmmmmm.
First step, take off the collar.
 Next, cut out the neckline.
 Add the gathered inset.
The final step, chop the sleeves and add more gathered insets.
I had initially thought that I would take the sleeves off and completely restyle them, but then I thought, why not just chop them off? The top was tried on and I determined just how long I would like the sleeve to be. The fullness at the bottom of the sleeve was gathered up, but only in the center, not all the way around.
The top has a real harlequin look to it, but I think it's rather fun.
I think it has under gone quite the transformation. And I know I'll wear it so much more than I did before. If you have a t-shirt sitting around that you really aren't wearing, give it a try. I think you'll like the outcome!

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  1. This is awesome. You are a genius!

    1. Hardly a genius!!!! Just lucky when things work out :)

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    1. Hi Andrea, I miss your posts. Hope you are doing well! Say hi to your family :)

  3. What a wonderful idea! That black and white inset really makes the top come to life.

    1. Thanks Dorothy! I thought so too. Thankfully I hold on to my scraps for a while :)

  4. I didn't care for the print when I looked at the turtleneck but after the transformation - I think it's fabulous!

  5. What a fascinating transformation, Rhonda!