I the tools for this endeavor out,
1. self healing cutting mat
2. Rotary cutters
I put the shirt on and measured where I thought it needed to be cut to and then added a inch or so for messing up and then placed a pin. If it were a different fabric I would have hemmed it, but this was a really light weight see through type of fabric and even with my amateurish skills I'm pretty sure there is no "nice" was to hem this fabric. I lined up the side hems so that I could get a nice straight cut...
I made my cut..
and this I what I got.. I thought lining up the side hems would insure a nice straight cut , but I got some sort of scallop in the front and back. So I just eyeballed it and cut the scallops to line up with the side hems.
Then I sewed up the side hems about 1/2 an inch to make the shirt a little less flowey is the term I'm gonna use.
and here ya go! I added a yellow belt that came with a dress I bought at target to brighten it up a bit. And I'm in love. Not bad for a $2 bucks huh!
OK so now I need your help! I bought this other shirt against the wishes of one of my friends who I have known since the beginning of time! it may have just been spite, I like it but she hated it! So of course I bought it and I plan on wearing it the next time I see her for sure!
My question to you is do I keep the ruffles or cut them off?!?! Here is what i thought in my head when I bought this shirt..
If you didn't know already I am a cardigan hoarder. this heat has been killing me, I cannot even think about cardigan over my t-shirts without breaking into a sweat!! I hate it! So cute yes!?! do you agree?But in rummaging through my closet I found option #2 but it would require removal of the ruffles in the middle of the shirt ..take a look
Not a cardigan, but still very cute... So I'm putting it to a vote. Place your votes in the comments below and in 2 weeks from today I will tally and announce the winning look.. I am so excited for this, and hopefully in 2 weeks it will be cool enough to wear this outside! I know I'm a dreamer but one can hope!
Thanks for looking Remember to vote for which one looks better below!
P.s I'm linking this up to some linking parties for the first time! Hope this works!