I acquired this beautiful hand embroidered shirt that was made in Japan. I believe this beauty is vintage!
Look at that beautiful lace embroidery on the front, sleeves and neck ties!
I began by taking in the sides of the shirt by about 1 inch. Stitched that together and cut off the excess with my pinking sheers.
I took off the sleeves, which I honestly hated doing because of the beautiful embroidery that was on the sleeves. Alas, the weather was forecasted to be 85 degrees, so there was no way I was wearing a black shirt with long sleeves!
After I removed the sleeves, I free-handed a rolled hem around the arm hole.
Now after I tried on my new shirt I realized that the lace detail showed EVERYTHING underneath…..not very good for a professional gathering.
I took a scrap of the sleeve fabric to make a back for the lace.
Nothing wrong with a little modesty!
Pinned that fabric on the backside of the lace detail. Sewed that and that was that!
I wore my beautiful new shirt with a skirt that was given to me by a very dear family friend, who actually gave me a TON of clothes!