It was an inside day for us chickens today. (Well, no, our crazy chickens were actually outside all day . . . in the rain.) But we were inside. We got one and 2/10ths inches of rain, and the day felt pretty cool since it was only in the 50s.
I was determined to see if I could find a way of altering the top I've been making so it was at least usable. You know, so I could wear it without fear of it falling off and landing in a puddle of fabric on my gardening shoes if I made a wrong move.
I appreciated all of your suggestions of ways to make it smaller across the shoulders and (cough, cough) chest area, but I thought the easiest solution might be to loosen part of the neck facing (really more of a rolled binding) and gather up the front on either side of the ties as much as possible. So that's what I did and . . .
. . . ta-dah, it worked! It's not perfect, that's for sure, but plenty good enough for a cool top to wear in the garden. (Whew, snookered through that one, I did.) And I am glad it's done!
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