This summer, I was really liking the sheer shirt trend, so when I saw this lime-green sheer top at a thrift store for $3, I figured I should buy it. The problem? It was probably an XXL. At the smallest. But it had potential. So I brought it home and it sat in my projects pile for a while. Not gonna lie, I was slightly intimidated by it. Sheer fabrics can be *very* tricky to work with. Fortunately, I found some wonderful tips here.
My first step was to cut off the sleeves (but save them for later!). I used another shirt to try to figure out how wide to make the sheer shirt. Then I hemmed around the sleeves. You'll want to then sew pretty much straight down from there to take in the sides. I have yet to figure out the perfect method to take in a shirt.
Once you've sewn up the sides and hemmed the arm holes, try it on and decide where you want the bottom hemline to fall. I decided I wanted to go for a high-low hemline, so I cut the bottom off at an angle. The picture was of my first cut, I later cut the angle a little sharper to get my desired result.
Finally, I cut strips from the sleeves to make a little tie thingy for the neck. And I didn't take any pictures of that step. Sorry. Once I get into a project, I have a hard time stopping to take pictures. :)
Ta-dah! I am excited to find ways to wear this before summer is over.
What do you think of how it turned out?