One snag. It was a few sizes too big. I mean, breezy is good, but this was ridiculous.
So I used this method to take it in. It's a super easy way to resize a top. And it's quick too. It went from shop to evening out in under an hour. Not bad, right?
This method definitely works best with sleeveless tops (check out this tutorial for how to take in tops with sleeves).
I also found this straw boater which may actually have made my whole week. Definitely appeals to my inner gondolier. Hope the sun comes back again so I can wear it out!
How to take in an oversized topYou will need;
An oversized top (obviously)
Sewing machine, thread
1. Start by turning the top inside out and putting it on. Pinch the sides to work out how much excess fabric you want to take in. Use pins to mark where you would like to sew. I would recommend trying it on right-side out at this stage, just to be sure you're happy with the fit.
2. Cut away any excess fabric. Leave at least 1.5 cm or 5/8" for the seam allowance.
3. Pin the right sides together. Sew using a straight stitch and a 1.5 cm or 5/8" seam allowance. Press and go! Simples, right?