Thursday, July 16, 2009


7-10-2009 bbq

So, I've worn this tunic a couple of times before (here and here), but I've always had a bone to pick with it. The combination of the poofy, elasticized sleeves and my intimidating shoulders and lethal guns (hehehehehehe) was resulting in all sorts of obnoxious sleeve creeping and bunching that drove me crazy. So, if you can't beat 'em, cut 'em. That's what I always say.

Now that I've removed the elastic and hemmed them into a lovely set of flutter sleeves, I am soooooo much more comfortable wearing it. I know a lot of people who can't imagine altering a piece of new clothing. If it doesn't work for you, it's not worth it. It totally pays to know your way around a sewing machine, a pair of scissors and a straight stitch. You'll get so much more personality and style out of your wardrobe.


  1. Your alternation was spot on -- it truly looks even prettier now:)

  2. Perfect DIY! Much better than tossing it.

    Wantta do some sewing for me? LOL!

  3. Sleeves are the things I alter most often on my clothes, so I'm glad to find a kindred spirit!

    How tall are you? I ask because I'm so short that I also have to hem dresses quite often, otherwise they hit me mid-calf instead of mid-knee.

  4. Cute! I love the change you made!

  5. I like the flutter sleeves....oh how i wish i can sew!

  6. I totally relate to the sleeve issues, and the chopping. I've been scissor crazy lately!!! The blouse is beautiful!!

  7. It looks so cute now!

    *sigh* I understand what you're saying about alterations and such, but you haven't seen what kind of damage I can do with scissors. Seriously, I cut like a 4-year-old.


  8. I am so happy I saw this! I have this exact same shirt and can never figure out how to wear it because the extra decor + elastic on the sleeves just make it a little too peasant-y. This is a wonderful idea and I may have to borrow it.

    PS I love your style in general. Thanks for your awesome pictures - so inspiring.