I have two favorite colors: black and glitter. I have plenty of black in my wardrobe and I am always trying to add shinier, sparkly items; mostly in the form of sequins. Sequined tops are always on my ongoing mental checklist I keep while out thrifting.
I found this blue number at Goodwill and instantly fell in love with it. I noticed it wasn’t my size but I still got it and decided I would figure it out later.
More details of the top:
After examining the top a bit more (post-purchase), I noticed it had already been altered (to be made smaller).
I decided I would reopen the seams on the sides and add two panels of fabric (gussets). I headed to the craft store (with top in tow) to see if I could find fabric to match the color of the top. No such luck. But, I wasn’t going to be defeated. I went with my back up plan and got some black, shiny(ish) fabric.
- Before ripping any seams, take measurements: The top and your body.
- Calculate how many inches you need on each side. I added an extra half inch. Just to be safe.
- Rip the seams on the side of the top
- Pin the right side (of the fabric) to the right side of the top. Repeat on the other side.
- Start at the armhole, with a straight stitch and sew to the end of the top, leaving about 1/2 inch (you are going to hem this portion to match the existing hem on the top). Repeat on the other side.
Raise your hand if you’re ready for awkward photos!
I prefer displaying the things I make on a hanger and show them off that way but that doesn’t always give a good visual. #notafashionblogger
This top has definitely become a contender for my NYE plans. What are those plans you ask? Just seeing the one and only LAURYN HILL at Famously Hot New Year’s Eve. This will be the first time I’ve gone out for NYE in quite some time (like 10 years). Fingers crossed I can make it!
What are your plans for NYE? Quiet night at home? Dinner with friends? Party? How are you using Goodwill to get prepared to bring in the New Year?