(P.S. Thank you, Lord, for the body you gave me. It is wonderfully made and has carried 4 extravagant blessings! But, why oh why, can't the first place I loose weight be in my belly or hips instead of up top?) he, he!
Here I am before I slightly altered it. It's hard to see the bagginess and I couldn't get a good profile picture. Trust me, though, it's baggy and unflattering.
Inside out before altering
Needle and thread...I made a running stitch along the seam allowance to gather the top of the sleeve together.
One sleeve gathered
Right side out. I tried it on at this point to be sure I liked how it looked gathered together. Oh my, I felt like a GENIUS when I looked in the mirror!!! A moment of brilliance!
Gathering the sleeve pulled up the bagginess that used to hang in the front.
The Statue of Liberty...
Two sleeves gathered
Finished and gathered...I really like this much better!!! If I wasn't taking pictures, it would have taken about 2 minutes to gather the two sleeves and revamp this shirt dress! Not bad for my first clothing alteration!!!