Sometimes you can buy an oversized blouse, slap a belt on it, and call it a day. Sometimes you can’t. I was drowning in this animal print top and had to take it in.
Step 4: Turn the shirt inside out and pin all the way down as a sewing guide. If you’re a lady and have hips, you can’t pin straight down (unless you are averse to mobility). Pin it with a slight diagonal and sew.
Step 5: Backstitch! I decided to stop sewing about 4 inches from the bottom of the shirt. Needless to say, it is always important to backstitch whenever starting or ending a seam. But I cannot stress enough how crucial it is to backstitch when finishing this particular seam.
Step 7: Hem the allowance. Even though the seam stops 4 inches above the bottom, hem the allowance from top to bottom. This will have to be done a total of 4 times (both sides of the seam, on both sides of the shirt).
Blue Silk Slip: $5
Refashioned Leopard Tunic: $5
Leather Belt: $3
Boots: $15 at Buffalo Exchange
Oversized Sweater: $22 at Nordstrom Rack (originally $148)