Fix-it Friday – A Wonky Cross-over Top

Today’s Fix-it Friday is about correcting this wonky cross-over top – spot the fault:

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:

The Plan

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!

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