I liked the idea of keeping the neckline intact and then opening up the shoulder area, but my shirt did not have studs on the neckline and I don't have any studs laying around, so I had to come up with something else to add the pizzazz I wanted.
And then I found this fantastic sleeve idea from Laura on her Creating Laura blog HERE.
Hmmm... the wheels were turning now!
So I got out my bland shirt. Here is what it looked like:
Like I said, the neckline wasn't horrible, but this shirt was boring and had no shape at all. So I got busy cutting and sewing.
Here is the result:
See how great it fits now?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shirt!!! I can't wait to wear it out. Yay!
I was on such a roll, that I decided to transform ANOTHER shirt today. I was so intent on creating new clothes today, that I didn't eat. Now that I have eaten some yummy pizza, I will share my second thrift store makeover with you.
This shirt was not something I would ever wear. It wasn't hideous, but it's just NOT my style. Well, actually it WAS hideous.
I was particularly NOT into the collar. I don't like that it was so shapeless, either.
By now you must realize that I am into off-the-shoulder tops. Not being so happy with my arms, I do not want to wear sleeveless shirts. Therefore, I want something that covers me and still is cool and has some style. MY style.
We all need a girlie-girl shirt, don't we? This is my version of that. Here is my new transformation:I absolutely love the shoulder straps and the lettuce hem. Regardless of the fact that my son said I look like a farm girl, I think it is feminine and it just makes me feel pretty. I needed that today. :)
I didn't take pictures throughout the process, but if you have any questions about how to redo your shirts, please let me know.