Happy St. Pat’s (observed)! I needed something green and lightweight for an 87 degree !
That print rocks my socksies off (hence my lack of socks), but the long sleeves and that frumpy neck tie thingy weren’t going to work today.
I carefully seam-ripped off the neck tie thingy and set it aside.
Then, I used a simple halter top from my closet as a template.
I traced the top of the halter top in chalk on the back of the shirt, and the back of the halter top on the front of the shirt, allowing a seam allowance, as well as an allowance for the casing where the drawstring would go. I snipped the top of the shirt off along the chalked line.
Then, I took the sides of the shirt in.
I sewed down the raw edges on the sides where my arms would go.
Then, I made a casing at the top of my halter-top-to-be.
The back of my halter top was still a raw mess, so I made quick work of closing that up as well. :)
All my raw edges were closed up, and my halter top was complete…almost! I took the neck tie thingy and closed up the part that was attached to the top of the original shirt.
I attached a safety pin to one end of the neck tie thingy, and threaded it through the casing of the halter top.
And that’s it! I was all set for a day of drunken revelry in the streets of 5 points!!!!
I am in love with my new halter top. It is awesome sauce! Speaking of sauce…rather, getting sauced…