Like everyone else, my sights are firmly set on warmer-weather dressing. This breezy crop top is one of my faves, equally perfect with cutoffs/sandals or a pencil skirt and blazer:
Inspired by the shape of this top, I did a little operation on this oversized thrifted silk shirt:
What I did:
1. Drew a curved hemline (yeah, I'm an addict) on the inside of the shirt, then sewed a line of stitches along that curve.
2. Cut off the bottom of the shirt about 3/4 inch below the line I had just sewed.
3. Carefully pressed the hem up so that the line of stitches was just slightly on the inside of the shirt, then folded the hem in about 1/4 inch and pressed that one more time with steam. This helps manage the wonkiness of the curved hem and gathers the resulting excess material before you finish the hem.
4. Stitched the hem down in place.
5. Took in the sides a bit to create slightly more triangular shape.
I decided to just roll up the sleeves instead of cutting them off, as I like the option of having sleeves for a little coverage when the sun is just too much. I'm ambivalent about whether to keep the pointed collar, though - what do you think? Should it stay or go?