welp, the first three items i will be keeping as-is. no sewing. i thought about removing the shoulder pads from both blazers... and about 20 seconds later decided the linings were basically 100% intact and any attempt to deconstruct would surely result in disaster.
and now a long sleeve black lace shirt. not exactly comfy material, but surprisingly easy to sew, which came in handy when i chopped off the sleeves, took in an inch on each side, readjusted the armscye, added a boob-dart, and reattached the sleeves. all with minimal pain and suffering. [click to enlarge]
and a very paisley silk shirt with mini ruffles at the collar and sleeves. i thought about cutting the bottom off into a 90's style cropped shirt but decided for now just to tie it. the sleeves are a bit poofy-pirate, but it fits pretty well with the print..
welp you cant really tell that i did anything with this skirt... its a size small and *just* fits. barely. i think it was designed to be a hip-height skirt, but if i wear it at my waist and dont breathe its fine. i folded the bottom hem 3 times and resewed. its now just-below-knee length instead of mid calf..and frankly needs to be ironed. bahh.
but since im still unemployed... i guess ill go sew some more.
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