Last night Mom and I had a baby shower to attend. I decided to try out a new outfit.
I had been having trouble finding a summery top to wear with my new brown linen skirt.
The night before my Granny had given me a couple of tops from her closet. (she buys the cutest clothes from high-end resale boutiques!) This one was a very soft, stretchy v-neck with a cute gathering/knot detail at the bust. The only problem was the lowness of the neck. When is that not a problem with so many otherwise adorable tops? I had planned on wearing a camisole underneath, but those are so horribly tight and HOT for summer. urgh.
So, for a quick-fix I dug through the enormous fabric scrap bag lurking in the shadows of my closet and found a piece of the same brown linen. I cut a large irregular square, double thick. While trying on the shirt, I pined the linen inside the base of the neckline, at the level I wished the neckline to begin.
Then I turned each top edge down 1/2" to the inside and sewed across. I also added a bit of brown eyelet lace. (I think it gives it a nice meant-to-be touch! ) Then I stitched down the sides of the v-neck down to the knot. I also had to hand whip-stitch across the knot. Then I trimmed the fabric within a half-inch of the seam - and finished! It worked great - and we had a lovely time at the shower!
Oh - I almost forgot. the head-band is also a piece of linen from the scrap bag. I just ironed it in a nice fold and tied a knot under my bun. As you probably know, I do love hair accessories!!