In retrospect, I may have been better off making this top from scratch since I re-stitched virtually every seam on this top. But, anyway.
I started out with this $2 thrifted lace shirt, size XXL -
and this lace collar, salvaged from a previous refashion -
Here's what I did:
1. Re-cut the neckline, keeping in mind that I wanted to turn the front to the back and vice-versa (the buttons would then run down the back)
2. Removed the sleeves
3. Took in the sides
4. Cut length off the bottom
5. Re-stitched all of the raw edges by turning under 1/4-1/2 inch and zig-zag stitching.
6. Attached the collar
7. Marked my waistline and stitched several rows of elastic thread.