Floral Bell Blouse

Last weekend, I managed to squeeze in just enough sewing time to upcycle a second-hand sheer pleated skirt into a flowy bell sleeved top. This project wasn’t terribly difficult but it required quite a few steps. I detached the fabric from the skirt waistband and then proceeded to iron out all the pleats. As I had predicted, the amount of fabric nearly doubled once I smoothed out all the folds.  I cut the fabric using a Burda blouse pattern but I went rogue with alterations. I shortened the length, adjusted the bust, tightened the collar and closed the bell sleeves and voilà, ma belle blouse!

Before & After

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