Once upon a time, I found a top at the flea market. I liked the print, but it had a high turtleneck collar. Being known to be crafty at times, I figured I might do something about it.
At home, I cut the collar off. It was high and did very little to flatter my not-so-long neck. I cut the neckline to a more revealing shape, and opened the seam on the collar.
The piece gained was quite long and quite wide.
I used some of it for binding.
In my opinion, a garment can work with contrast coloured binding. Unless it's loud to begin with.
The rest of the collar wanted to be a sleeve. I asked it if it might get lonely all on its own, but it said no, I will be a sleeve when I grow up!
Fine, I said, at least take this bit of lace to keep you company.
The elastic lace gives the sleeve a bit of support, and acts as a pretty detail.
The cuff got a simple rolled hem. Anything more would have been too much.
On photoshoot-day, I figured too much would be a good thing for a change.
I paired the top with my tulle skirt with red shorts under it. The outfit felt comfortable and awkward at the same time: I love the look, but... it is a bit much.
What do you say? Yay or go home and change?
Until next Wednesday!