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

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

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

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

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