This is the story of a blouse that needed a makeover. It was looking a bit tired but was still a comfy fit and I love the 3/4 length sleeves. This picture doesn't show the color accurately, see the swatch below for a better idea of the darker teal color.
I decided to add a simple vertical stripe of ribbon on either side of the button placket. Vertical stripes help us appear taller and slimmer, and hey, I'll take all the help I can get with that. After trying several ribbons and bits of lace I had on hand, I settled on this iron-on bias tape. It's variegated shades of blues, greens and purple - yummy! It's only 6 mm wide, so I'm thinking a double row might be needed for a bigger impact.
And here's what I did:
And here's the finished shirt, given a new lease on life with items I had on hand and a little time. What do you think?