It started out as the neckline of a .99 cent blouse from the thrift shop. I picked it up on a scorching summer day, when I ran in for a few seconds with kids in tow. The thin white gauze and sweet crocheted neckline made me grab it off the rack without looking too closely. When I got home, I noticed some spots on the front. I thought a bit of tea-staining might disguise them and create a nice antique look. Oops! The tea didn't just stain it, yikes! It highlighted every previous stain the former owner had put on the blouse... including underarm sweat stains.Yuck! Almost didn't give you a visual, but here you go, just in case you ever get the notion to tea-stain a thrifted top... do so with caution.
Goldy with an added vintage button in the center. Another little button serves as a clasp at the back. Nice. However, I'm still wondering if I shouldn't just re-attach it to a new top to recreate its life as a neckline. What's your vote:
- Sew it to another blouse?
- Keep it as is a necklace?
- Another idea?