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.


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.


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.


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!


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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