Asymmetrical Top

After the success of my last refashion (getting compliments from random people as well as from people who know I make my own clothes), I thought I’d jump straight into another! I did a bit of a stock take of my jumper draw – I found about 6 tops that are in serious need of some help! Mots of them turtlenecks, I HATE turtlenecks. Not even sure how I have come to have so many…

So I started with

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I turned it sideways and cut off a sleeve. This is the new neckline.

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Then I cut off the other sleeve and straight across to the old bottom. If you do it neatly the first time you won’t have to re cut it, like I did!

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Then I sewed up the ribbed part. This then becomes a sleeve.

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Remember the sleeves I cut off? They form the bottom of the new top. Just chop off the ends…

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…and the old seams and you should have two rectangles.

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Join the ends together to form a circle.

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Fold it in half, right sides OUT… and pin it to the base of your top.

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Sew it on.

I hemmed the neckline with a zigzag stitch. I’m not happy with it, I don’t like that it stretched giving me a shell edging (of sorts). Then I just did some long stitches up the side to close in the sleeve a little (it kind of sits funny if you don’t)…

And that’s it!

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…and from the side

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I’m lovin’ it already! I think I’ll wear it tonight to my singing lesson 🙂

I wish I could claim this as an original idea…I can’t. I saw a video tutorial somewhere at sometime, not sure where or when or who it was by.

Any suggestions how to finish the neck without that edging?

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