Here's how it all went down...
I started with what I liked about this top, which was really the bottom half because I wanted to make it into a skirt. By removing the top part right above the elastic, I had a skirt that would be a modest length and had great angled pockets on the sides.
So, I removed the top part and then removed the buttons.
I was able to use the removed fabric to make several pieces (clips) that could later be worn with or without the skirt. I also added two of the buttons to accentuate the pockets that I liked so much.
This takes the guesswork out of putting an outfit together... because I just had to throw on whatever shirt I liked and all the pieces came together! I chose to pair my new skirt with my brother's polo shirt that he wore in grade school. (Perfect for the aforementioned body type, no?)
And there you have it. I felt like I was a 50's bowling alley worker. Shockingly, I considered that a total success! What I love about these clips is how versatile they are. Here are some different ways to get the most use out of one piece.