I saw this lovely top in very nice department store a few weeks ago.
It's from Dickins & Jones, it's very lovely, and it's £35. Ah.
I already had this stripy t-shirt.
It was a bit too short, a bit too wide and it has 3/4 sleeves. I may have mentioned before, I don't really "get" 3/4 length sleeves. Surely it's either cold enough to need your arms covered or it's not! Anyway, this top has it's faults but it is a really nice quality thick jersey fabric.
I scoured our local Charity shops until I found this little beauty for £1.99:
Ideally I wanted red but pink is nice too. The fabric is a nice thick quality, not quite as thick as my white/navy stripe but almost. The neck is soooo tight, I had to undo the buttons just to get it over my head, but perfect for a t-shirt mash up!
The pink T-shirt was a good width on me, you can see here how the white top is too wide:
Next I sorted out the "too wide" issue with the white top. The easiest way to do this if it's not too massively ill fitting, is to put the top on inside out.
Then just pin two new side seams (one each side) where you want them to be. Now take the top off carefully so you don't stab yourself. This can be done with safety pins if you are clever and sensible.
As you can see this only needed to come in an inch or so:
I stitch down these seams, but on the left side I left a gap of about 2 inches at the bottom edge, like so:
This gap is so I can attach the pink border on the bottom.
Next I attached this long pink rectangle to the bottom of the white top.
Right sides together, I lined up the two intact side seams and pinned - the picture shows it better than I can describe: