Take a close look. That top was originally a woman’s size 6 one piece bathing suit. I double checked after trying it on at home. I may have a long torso, but it is rarely so long that bra cups fall a good 4 inches below my actual breasts. Awkward. I triple checked those tags to see if this was in fact a child’s suit. Nope. Although I was feeling weird about my long torso, I did feel better knowing that I do not share a cup size with 9 year olds. Phew.
With that lace up bodice and those bustier cups, I did not want to give up on this one. Normally I would try and sell this in the shop after encountering such fit issues, but nobody in the Twitch family could model what I am now referring to as “the midget suit.” So, I cut it up. Seriously, chop-chop-chopped off the bottom, turned it under, threw a stitch on the hem, and called it a day.
Presenting my new bustier crop top. I feel all kinds of Kelly Kapowski in this piece. Paired with my laceless Keds, all I am missing is two 80s dreamboats duking it out for me. Now my sewing job isn’t exactly top notch here, but I will definitely wear this piece enough to make it worth the $2.00 I spent on it.