Restyle4Life

Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Sheer Sleeves Begone

on July 16, 2014

My mom gave me this top a long time ago because it was too small for her. I have hardly ever worn it. I have a thing about wearing sheer sleeves during the winter months. It’s COLD in Canada. I like my sweaters and I just can’t wear sleeves in summer. I wanted to do something with this.

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Originally, I planned on purchasing a white skirt and attaching this top to the skirt to form a dress but I haven’t been able to find what I’m looking for at the thrift store.

I knew the sleeves were coming off though so I cut those out.

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Much better but I didn’t like the finish. I found some leftover binding in my stash and thought I’d attach that but it ended up being too bulky so I removed it.

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I’m still trying to figure out how to finish the armholes. I don’t like the look of unfinished armholes and I find them a little tricky. This is one of those “leave it for a while” projects. Ever get that feeling where you just need to step away for a few days? That’s what’s happening here. Maybe I’ll search for a red skirt on my next thrift outing. Red, black and white colour scheme is gorgeous and classic for a dress. Perhaps the armhole issue will sort itself out by then.

If anyone has any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you!

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One response to “Sheer Sleeves Begone

  1. Rude Record says:

    Maybe some black lace sewn flat on top of the overlocked edge.

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