top: hanes/refashioned pants: f21 bleached then dyed shoes: steve madden hat: thrifted necklace: grandma’s
I have been getting so sick of tight non-maternity tops…ughhhh….so itchy and uncomfortable. And not to mention that I’m going to need something to wear after this baby comes out when I will have the good old pouchy post-baby belly bump for a while…so I need, desperately, some looser tops! This top is so comfy and goes with everything, I love it! And it goes well with these purple dyed pants.Thanks again john for giving me one million white tops! I’m a lucky lady!
1. Put on inside out and mark where you will take in just the sleeve. I pinned the sleeve to make sure it didn’t move when I sewed it.
2. Sew the sleeve smaller, and once you hit the sleeves seam, follow it down until the seam is done. Cut the excess out very close so the sleeve’s armpit doesn’t bunch awkwardly.
3. Match the side seams up cut out a neckline. I made the back a little bigger than normal for the gathering.
4. Hem the neckline by folding a half inch of the neckline inwards and sewing a straight stitch all the way around.
5. After making the neckline, gather the back’s neckline on the same neckline seam as much as you want. I gathered mine about 5″.
6. Cut the bottom how you like, I did a rounded bottom.
7. Hem the bottom 3/4″ to an 1″ up all the way around with a straight stitch. If the top is borderline tighter around the bottom, then use a zig zag stitch or you can use a straight stitch as long as you stretch the bottom as you sew.