Waterfall necklines are irksome bits of fashion annoyance, they never stay put or sit right + they flap n’ flop all over the place… yet for some bizarre reason I discovered more than one of these pesky-collared-tops lurking in my wardrobe! eek!
I promptly donned my refashionista-revamping-chapeau & got to work transforming:
Isn’t that purty? Snag your own annoying waterfall top & let the metamorphosis begin!
*using the bottom half of a long-ish loose fitting t-shirt instead of a waterfall neckline is much quicker as it allows you to skip a few steps & just get to adding the lace to the top…
+ a lace table runner
flip the top inside out & stitch down at an angle from the sides of the neckline to the bottom hem
chop off the excess (you should now have a fairly symmetrical tube)
zig zag over the raw edges to prevent any possible fraying
flip right-side-out & lay on a flat surface with the hem at the top & the (former) neckline at the bottom
find the center of the hem at the top & mark
slice the lace table runner in half
starting at the marked center, pin the edge of one half to the front of your nearly-done-top
repeat with the other half making sure to overlap the centered corners
flip over & pin the remaining ends to the back
*pop the top onto your bust to check the fit…
…if you don’t have a bust just slip it on a hanger & eyeball it
head over to your machine & stitch it all together
making sure to leave a few centimeters under the arms lace-free for ease-of-movement
stitch around the top for extra strength
…and delight in your romantic new top!