As I thought about what to do, I remembered this tutorial I saw on Pinterest. I did happen to have some antique crocheted lace. I cut up the side seams of the shirt and added lace to one side. The lace was pretty, but unraveled on me. On to plan C . . .
Digging through my fabric stash, I found a cute Riley Blake fabric that didn't work with the project I originally planned for it. Lucky for me, it worked great with the blouse! I cut large strips for both sides of the shirt, making a curve at the top (so it wouldn't rub my armpits). When I was finished, I was happy but something was still lacking. I decided to add some cap sleeves, ala this blog. Somehow, they went from cap sleeves to flutter sleeves. I guess I cut them too big? Who knows. But I actually like the flutter sleeves better! Here's the finished product:
I don't know what was up with the stank face I'm making . . . I really do like how it turned out!
I'm a little bit happier in jeans, I guess. Here's a better look at the side panels:
I love this refashion trend. I'm about to cut up two sweaters to make an infinity scarf, so we'll see how that goes!