I feel like I should be working in a 50's diner and serving up ice cream sundaes with extra whipped cream when I wear this shirt (that's not very specific is it?)
I received this little delight in a parcel of fabulousness from Sister Sarah last week.
There was even a bonus necklace! The beads are actually much prettier than they look here.
But yeah, the shirt was way too big.
Quick interruption while my boyfriend comes round for a snuggle!
ANYWAY. Back to the shirt.
I took about 5 inches off the waist first. It has darts and it's stretchy, so it's really easy to take in. I also pulled the sleeves off at the side seams and narrowed both the sleeve and side seams.
I extended the darts up the back because it was still boofing out behind the underarms.
Then I took the trim off the sleeves, chopped the sleeves into a cap, and sewed the trim back on, gathering the lower edge of the sleeve into the trim.
So now I have this awesome retro shirt and I believe it NEEDS a red circle skirt to go with it. In wool, with a poodle applique, such as McCalls 6101:
Looks like I'll be needing some bobby socks too.