My friend Kathi offered me this tunic top. I had admired the fabric once, and still liked it a lot.
But, it didn’t really fit Daughter.
Time to do some scissors alterations. I cut the top right at the seam where the bodice met the bottom section. There was a button there, but I sewed it shut and cut the button off.
In my “big pile of junk” was some gauzy fabric with lace inserts that would make a better lining. I don’t know what it was intended to be originally–maybe curtain panels?
In less than two hours work, that unusable tunic became this (if I do say so myself) DARLING skirt for Daughter. She is always worried when I go to work on a remodeling project. I need to be better at explaining “the vision” of where an outfit is heading.
But she is happy with the results and makes my work look good. Yay for a new summer outfit!