This is another OOTD worn during my last theater gig, which earned me beacoup compliments from the teenaged cast. (I believe that counts as one million cool points.) I was nervous about wearing a crop top in public, due to the currently engorged state of my stomach, but hey! Crop tops are on trend right now.
The crop is a restyle; it used to be a slightly dowdy t-shirt. I restyled it by turning the back to the front (my favorite easy-restyle technique); scooping out the neckline and slashing the back open to insert a separating zipper; adding a panel of ruffles to the front, embellished by the world’s cutest buttons; shortening the length by several inches; and making them hem slightly high-low. I finished the hem with a double needle at a too-tight tension, creating a small ridge between the stitching. It’s one of my favorite design features on this top!
The jeans used to be my faaaaaavorite pair of pants/jeans, because NOTHING is better than red pants. Seriously. When I walk down the street and see another woman in red pants, I’m both envious and pleased. There should be a red pants day or something. At any rate, this was my only pair of red pants for a very long time, and then I lost weight — enter, red denim hammer pants. Not a good look. But then I gained all the weight back! So while that sucks, it’s nice to have a viable pair of red pants again. I should probably make a backup pair though, huh?