Halter top refashion
I got this halter top 9 years ago, when I was 18 years old and just started living on my own. It was different from anything else I’d ever worn and I loved it at first sight, but it was too expensive, so I didn’t buy it. Weeks later, I paid 14EUR (nowadays $18) for it in sale. I have an exquisite mind for such trivial details ;).
As much as I love it, I’ve hardly ever worn the top. I had acne problems, so I wasn’t confident showing much skin. I kept it in my closet, hoping things would improve. They did and didn’t. In the years that followed I gained 30lbs and the halter top stayed in the closet. Then fashion changed and the low-rise came up, or well…down, actually. I don’t care whether something is in fashion or not, but neither do I about showing off my midriff.
In 2009-2011 I got sense despite removing my 4 wisdom teeth and dealing with a bad removal aftermath (best diet ever! ;)). I started shedding the weight and the top fits again. But now it makes me look like a weirdish bodybuilder (don’t you think the top has a weird shape to begin with?) and I don’t own any high-rise jeans anymore. I realized, as much as I still love the design, I’ll probably never wear this shirt again, so it’d better be refashioned. The large applique makes it hard to make a baby outfit of it, so I decided to go for a simple pillow case (I deliberately angled the print).
It’s the first time I’ve sewn with knits and it’s as hard as I thought it would be. Sewing straight lines is not as easy, so it’s not a perfect square, but it will do. Now all I need is a princess bedroom :).