Anyway... so here's what I had to work with:
(still not back to pre-pregnancy weight by the way) and I wasn't feeling too good about myself and I guess it reflects on my fashion choices.
I told you I wore this right? What I haven't told you yet is... I wore it a lot ...eeeeep!
|Sewn creases at the back almost tearing... I must have been that big back then :(|
|Another sign of wear.|
I cut the sides for half of the armhole and hemmed the raw edges. And then from the sleeves, I cut 2 15 inch by 2.5 inches for the strap. I hemmed all sides of both 15"x2" strips and sewed them on the bottom half to where I think the straps should be (not a seamstress so I don't know if there was a science to that... you know... where to place the straps)... w
When I tried it on... several things were wrong... the straps were too far apart and the bodice was too wide. I was too lazy to remove the straps so I made pleats along the top of the blouse to bring the 2 straps closer together. Don't know what I'm talking about? Maybe this picture will help you visualize what I did:
|There... see the folds along the neckline? Those aren't there for aesthetics... those are there because I needed a workaround :)|
my denim corsage. Or by itself, for summer:
|Sorry, blurry photo... I can't get the lighting in this area of my house, or the setting in my camera just right.|