Sunday, December 15, 2013

What I Altered, Then Wore on Sunday

First of all, today I am guest  hosting the What I Wore Sunday linkup over at Fine Linen and Purple! So if you are in the mood for some Eva-style rambling, head on over!

Also! My Advent giveaway ends in seven hours. You should enter, you know.

Today's outfit started with s blue and white polka-dot top that I got at the St. Vincent store. It was a size small, which I typically don't wear, but I just had to get it because it had really cute buttons.


When I got home and tried it on, I found it was actually way too big for me. This is why it is a good rule to check out ALL sizes when you're thrifting, because a lot of the time the reason a piece of clothing is there is because it is not true-to-size. 

I started by taking in the side seams about 3/4" on each side, but even so it was still kind of boxy-looking. Boxy does NOT jive with my body type.

 More intensive alterations were in order.

I took in the sleeves about 3/4" inch at the shoulder. I've been meaning to do this to a lot of my tops, as I have really narrow shoulders and the shoulder seam of most clothing tends to interfere with moving my arms. Sounds bizarre, but it's true!

I also took in the side seams and the darts in the front just a little bit more.

Then came my favorite part! I wanted more of a "v" neckline, so I made 2 darts on either side, starting at the third button from the top and ending under the lapels. I really, really wish I had remembered to take pictures of this, because it is very hard to explain. So I'll just stop trying to.

Anyway, after the alterations were complete I went on the hunt for some red jeans, which I thought would compliment the blue very well. I ended up finding a great pair at Goodwill, and they are so comfy I just may wear them to bed.
 
The cat has set up housekeeping in the Christmas tree.

Top: Karen Scott via St. Vincent Store
Sweater: New York & Company, via a generous family member
Jeans: Sophia Vergara, via Goodwill.
Necklace: Chewbeads, because I won't make this mistake twice!
Boots: Keen.

Happy Sunday, everyone!
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5 comments:

  1. I wish I could score such nice thrift store finds! You look great!

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  2. Love, love love your outfit. You look beautiful!

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  3. Love what you did with the shirt! You look great, and the cat photobomb is fab :)

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  4. Golly you did a great fix to a great find. Love your outfit.

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  5. Love this outfit! I'm so impressed with your thrifting skills!

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