Whitey's Hopper Maniacs, better known as Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
So every time I see a 70's necktie blouse with lovely gathered yokes, pintucks, bright colors and bold prints, I'm sad that it looks so darn 70's! They're affordable, sturdy, and cute. But the necktie just won't work.
A couple weeks ago I needed a "shiny shirt" for a performance, and rather than risk wearing real vintage I pulled out this F21 blouse from the pile and attempted some Swing Era Transplant Surgery!
Here's the steps in case you want to try:
Transfer markings to the opposite side.
Staystitch a line 1/8" inside your edge to stabilize the layers.
Carefully cut along your edgeline, and apply Fray-Check if needed.
Grab your trim, swap out the thread colors on the machine if needed (I changed to black on top and white in the bobbin), and apply trim along the entire collar edge to cover your raw edge.
My project's a little messy, but that's not visible unless you're photographing it on macro. :)
Here's the finished product - I love how the contrasting trim highlights my new collar!
If you try this project, send me a link or a picture - I'd love to see!