Bohemian swing

Again I forgot to photograph the ‘before’ but this was a standard, crew neck sweater, another charity shop purchase cost about £3.  I forgot to mention that the first step I take with any of these charity shop purchases is to throw them in the washing machine.   If they don’t survive, well shrug….. but they do need to be clean!

I cut out the crew neck, made a small pleat in the centre front and covered the raw edges of the new neckline with a strip of lace from an old skirt.

I chopped off the sleeves that were VERY long, then reattached part of them to form a faux cuff.

I opened up the side seams, chopped off the sleeves from a cream lace blouse and cut them into long triangles.  I sewed the lace triangles into the side seams.

I cut the ribbing off the bottom and attached the lace and satin panel from the skirt.  Et voila a new bohemian style top with a bit of swing.  I still think there’s something missing from this one.  Tempted to make a fabric flower to sit on the neckline at the top of the pleat.

Edit: here’s the finishing touch.


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