I had no tops and no extra cash to go and get one for the performance that weekend. So luckily I came across this great tutorial to turn a simple top into a shrug.
So I found a basic long sleeve Merino wool top that had stretched a bit from wearing when I was pregnant with Mouse and set to it.
I was in such a rush to have this ready I just hand sewed the hem down, as it only had to last 20 minutes for the performance.
Afterwards I decided I liked the look so I unpicked my hand stitches and over locked the cut edge.
Then I straight stitched the hem down with my sewing machine.
I used about 2 metres of 5mm black statin ribbon that I thread through the seam tunnel using a safety pin.
Tied it up in a bow in the front and I was set to go sing.
I used this for performing all winter and I think it looks much dressier than a plain top and shows off any nice dress I wear underneath.
Super quick and easy to do and I will try on other tops in the future too I think.