The “Summer Liberty” Top | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: Target Liberty of London top from two years ago
Year: c. 2009
Notions: Elastic thread
Time to complete: 1
First worn: June 2011
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: $0
As you might have guessed from previous posts, I'm a huge fan of Liberty of London! When Target, my home away from home, came out with a line of clothing designed by the famous British department store, I couldn't get there fast enough. I was literally in the door of my local Target for their 8 a.m. opening. On a Sunday. I'm not messing around with this stuff y'all.
I purchased a few winners that day – a pair of adorable gardening gloves, a one-shoulder maxi dress, a few summer tops and one three-quarter sleeved, drop waist top. As much as I loved the other items, this top just didn't look right on me. I really liked the print, but the shape was all wrong.
When this challenge came along, it made me look long and hard at my wardrobe for something to remix. You see, upon starting this year of sewing clothing with the lovely Sew Weekly ladies, I cleaned out my closet and did away with anything I didn't absolutely love. Everthing ill fitting, damaged or past its prime was tossed or donated. Everything except this top. It was hiding in plain sight for almost 6 months!
For this new version of the top, I simply removed the sleeves and ruffle, and added a peplum-style waist with elastic thread in the bobbin. It could not have been easier! It literally took me the course of one episode of Veronica Mars and boom – new, well-fitting and weather appropriate summer top!