After making the two new Bellevue Shirts, I had a great idea to fix a too short shirt.
This was a great plan but I decided to take off some length in the bodice and I took off too much, even with the bottom band. I was so sad, I really loved the unique fabric.
Enter the shirt tail hem from the Bellevue shirt, I found a way to fix this shirt. The bottom is a rayon knit, which is the same as the v inset at the neckline.
I have noticed this type of look and thought the faux button band would look great at the front shirt tail hem. To achieve this look, I moved the front pattern away from the fold 1". This allowed for the faux band, just folding it over and pressing. I added three buttons and done - a faux button band.
Yes, you are seeing the fabric pattern not even across the front. I took the bottom band off twice - once to shorten the top and then again to add the shirt tail hem. There are just somethings you cannot fix!
Thrilled is how I feel for saving this great fabric and I am so pleased with the look of this top.
What about you, have you had any garments you have had to re-create?