Thrift stores and vintage clothing shops are full of great blouses that can be had on the cheap. Here is a super easy way to give new life to a vintage shirt. Or..shop your closet and refresh that top you never wear anymore!
First, turn your top inside out and then find the center line on the back by measuring halfway across and marking with a fabric pencil. Cut the shirt down the center of the back. Fold over and pin each edge 3/4 of an inch. Sew a straight stitch down each edge, trim everything up nice. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can also use some ol' stitch witchery to tack down the seams.
I bought these pre-made bows from hobby lobby, there are different colors and you can just sew them on with a needle and thread. I spaced these out 3.5 inches but you can space them however you like. I like to leave the bottom open just a bit. This will create a chic little upcycled blouse that can easily transition from day to night! Upcycling clothing is good for the environment and is an inexpensive way spice up your wardrobe . You can also make money by selling upcycled clothes- see my Fashion Business Ideas page for quick biz tips.
Thanks for reading and check back soon:)
Jennifer lives in south Louisiana and believes that almost anything can be done yourself.