First,behold... a white t-shirt. A white shirt that is a 2XL. But it has a cool crochet neckline.
Yeah.... hello! it is Big!!!!
I cut off the sleeves and decided to try and convert it to a halter top. The sleeves were on an angle so by following those lines I could create a halter top pretty fast. I made sure I didn't cut off the crochet from that part. The neckline was removed from the back of the top. After that, I needed to take it in on the sides.
What that essentially created was a back flap. I cut it off and left extra to create a casing. No matter what I did, to get a good fit without odd fit issues- I needed some elastic across the back. So cut, create casing, add elastic across back- secure in the side seams. Close casing. Done!
Towards the end of finishing this garment, I realized that I didn't like the bottom band so I cut it off. I hemmed the top with a double needle- which I have no idea why I have not sewn knits with it more!!! It is fabulous! Love it!! My hems look great! Happy!
Here is my new top, which I won't be wearing anytime soon since it is fall and winter is coming!!
The recap!! You almost don't recognize the top!
omg- 20 more left! wow!