Remember my wrinkly pink top with the not-so-drapey cowl from last week? I decided to chop off 3 inches from the hem to reduce the wrinkles around the midsection and help the top hang a little more smoothly. The original top is on the left, and the altered (shorter) version is on the right. What do you think? Did I save this top or just make it worse??
I’m happier with how the top looks in the shorter version, but honestly, it feels a little too short during wear. When I lift my arms up, my midriff is on display! Definitely not ok for wearing to work, and I certainly won’t be able to wear this top with jeans. With a skirt that sits close to my natural waist, like the one I’m wearing here, I think I can *just* get away with it.
As a test run, I wore this outfit to work one day last week, and everything went ok. No wardrobe malfunctions to report, thankfully! I hope I wind up wearing this top a few more times before the summer is over. The bright pink color is too fun to waste. 🙂
I spent this past weekend hacking my Renfrew pattern even more and will have another top to share later in the week. I’m sewing my way through 3 knits that I picked up on a recent day trip to Portland, Maine. I believe it is a federal offense not to purchase fabric while on vacation, right?? 🙂
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, whether you’re melting in the summer heat or in the midst of a polar vortex!