I found this top last year at The Paper Bag Princess for $5, and thought it had good wardrobe potential if I just fixed the drag lines. Today it finally meets it’s fate!
I pinned out the drag lines – well, as best as I could:
I unpicked the offending area and pinned things in place, then tried it on again to check:
This photo better shows how much I am taking out:
Then I sewed it up again! Ta-dah:
It wasn’t really that simple! The first time I stitched it together you could see some of the undyed area (this top was dyed post-make), so I had to unpick and resew. I must have made a little hole while unpicking so then had to unpick and adjust the top bit slightly to cover the hole. Then I noticed the horizontal rib was uneven – arrgh – I had to sew it a total of four times!!
Anyway, it is done now. And like all Fix-it Fridays so far, it feels good to have done it!
7 thoughts on “Fix-it Friday – A Wonky Cross-over Top”
For $5 it is worth the little hassles you had to end up with a great top…
Awesome fix! I forgot it was Friday and time to fix something. Berrr… 😉 I'll try next week. 🙂
Great fix! And only 5$?? Wowww!We don't have that prices here in Italy…so sad!
Anyway, a fantastic top Sherry!
In the end all was well!
We don't have that prices here in Italy.
Boy, I need to do things like this with some of my vintage clothing. I have a 40's dress that could use this kind of repair. The shirt is great. Nice job!
Oh wow, you did well on that one.. I have a couple of unwearables sitting around that need fixing up…em they can wait a little longer while I procrastinate on your blog. XD