Added Jun 13, 2014
Almost all of my blouses are much too wide around the waist, partly because a lot of them are from the 70s or 80s when this was fashionable, partly because I have a small waist. I was unhappy about this fact for quite some time and only recently an idea struck me – I am, after all, able to sew and alter clothes… I searched the web for tutorials and in the end decided to try to alter a vintage blouse. It was already dark so I did not make a before-picture but the cut of the blouse that I chose was kind of absurd – very short and very wide. I have forgotten why I bought it at all, maybe because of the fabric? I detached the sleeves, cut off a lot of excess fabric on the sides, changed the armhole and set the sleeves back in – it took me about an hour. The blouse had a slightly worn black trim that I removed completely. I added white embroidery around the edges and love how it looks.
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