This was one of the shirts I had on the pile:
|(well, almost this shirt - mine has a round lower hem)|
I *love* Holy Clothing's stuff. It's all viscose and rayon, beautifully hand-embroidered, and soooo comfy to wear. I bought this blouse at the renaissance festival a few years ago, and I've always loved it, but I haven't gotten to wear it much, because of the neckline.
These pics are from HC's website. The second pic shows my problem: on me (being a bit, ahem, thicker than the model shown), the neckline was quite a bit higher, and I'm REALLY weird about things on my neck. I can NOT stand shirts touching my neck at all - I cut the neck off of every t-shirt I buy, before I ever wear them, and I never wear shirts with collars. I have a standing order that every turtleneck that enters my kingdom be executed on sight. (That said, I love cowl-neck things and scarves, because they're soft and drapey, and not restricting at all).
So over the weekend I enlarged the neckline - I zig-zag stitched along the pink dotted line in the third picture above, cut along that line, folded it over, and stitched it down. Easy peasy. Five minutes.
MUCH better. *sigh of relief* I can breathe now. And that took like NO effort. Yay!
And now back to your irregularly-scheduled Housey Stuff...