+ How to make a round neckline into a boat neckline

I have many projects to do in so little time…why so little time? Well, you guys will soon see that something big is coming up in my life and I have to get many projects done before it happens. And this was one of them. Tutorial on how to crop top here and boat neck instructions below. Although I do love the new shirt, I really really LOVE the skirt. If you guys want an in depth tutorial on how to add a ruffle to pencil skirt, find it here.

So much to do so much to do! Wish me luck to get it all done!

 top: thrifted/refashioned    skirt: thrifted/refashioned    shoes: guess   necklace: grandma’s   ring:f21

1. cut slits into the side seams to how far you want the boat neckline to be
2. then fold over the neckline, so you will be sewing the old collar and the extra fabric down. I sewed two rows, one near the bottom of the new collar and one toward the top.


  1. I just love the pencil skirt with the ruffle! I really wanted to win your giveaway so you could make one for me, it’s just so cute and perfect!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  2. LOVE the pencil skirt with ruffle!! Was the announcement kinda cryptic or is it still coming?

  3. Are you pregnant? Come on, don’t leave us hanging like that! You’re prego, huh?!! :)

  4. your pregnant aren’t you?? cute skirt!!

  5. amazing, it all just looks so super great!! by first guess was that you are preggers as well …. are you???

  6. I completely LOVE that entire outfit. :) I can’t wait to hear the big news :)

  7. My first thought was that you are pregnant, too!

  8. At this age, everyone always expects exciting news or a big change to mean pregnancy– I get that all the time. But then again, that was my first thought, too! 😀 Love love love the crop top and the skirt.

  9. Hey Liz! So nice to meet you at the yard sale last Saturday! I’m so excited for you before the something big happens haha. :) Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help!

  10. Nautical theme is a style ALWAYS in season !

  11. I’m going to say that you are…writing a book? Mostly because another blogger I follow made the announcement that she was expecting…to give birth to a book. :)

  12. When I grow up, I want to be just like you.:) Love this! So much.

  13. Me too Temela! One day I’ll learn how to sew properly.

    – I did tell you

  14. After watching all your redo’s I tried a few of my own. As i am refashioning I had trouble with redo-ing the sleeves. do you have any tips on how to make sleeves, how to take them in and what not??

  15. Would you do a tutorial for the refashion you did on that checked button down? It ended up fitted to the waist with a peplum skirt? CUTE! I love your blog- very inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what you do next… Keep it up!

  16. Hi, I’m new to your site, I found you via pinterest. I just bought a sewing machine last week with the main goal being refashioning clothes. After seeing a few of your postes pinned I started following you on reader but now I keep seeing pins for and they all seem to lead back to your blog! very well done :) I’m a fan