|Uneven sides are no bueno.|
So I got to cutting. I couldn't just cut the silk off and leave it at that. First it would show at the top no matter how close I tried to cut it. Secondly I needed to fold the zipper over so that the zipper pull wouldn't pull off. So I cut and left about two inches of silk so I could fold it over. This worked out best because there is no silk fray at the waist and the waist is super soft now too.
Then I pinned it down to get it ready to be sewn.
|Not the straightest cut but it will do.|
Next I sewed it down. Here is the catch- I needed to sew it right on the waist seam or my black thread was going to show. I did my best to sew straight and keep it on the seam but that was tough.
So as you can see below I didn't sew as straight as I should have. Im not that great at sewing straight just yet! I can fix it though- I decided if it bothers me when I wear it I will pick out the thread in this section and re sew just that part.
|Ooops- its fixable though!|
|Im a tad sloppy but you can't see the white thread from the outside.|
|At least not while wearing it!|
I love the way it turned out. SO much better! Maybe I will turn the silk top into a sash or something for another refashion.