After 3 very mild summers here it looks like we're in for a fairly hot one this year and that has me scrambling for light weight clothes. I tend to wilt in the heat and need light airy clothes if I plan on doing anything besides lounging in front of a fan all day. Today I found this lovely cotton/silk blend shirt. It totally fit the bill; nice color that I like and goes with other items in my closet, breathable natural fibers, thin floaty fabric, loose open neckline, loose fit through the torso, and... gatherers at the bottom. Oh bother! That last one is a total non-starter for me. Oh, but the fabric feels really good and it's marked half off too.
So I took a closer look and realized that it would be a no-brainer to remove the elastic sewn in at the hem then iron the fabric flat again. And that's just what I did!
Ta-Da! (Please excuse the grainy picture.) It's not the most form-fitting or body flattering top I own but that's really the point. It's loose, comfortable, and will help me stay cool this summer. So for $2.50 and half an hour of simple work, I have a fine addition to my summer wardrobe.