Pretty silk sweater makeover
I took a big tuck out of the center back, since it was just too much too big to take in the side seams. I tapered it so I took more out of the waist than out of the neckline. I cut down the center front and used some vintage navy cotton hem braid to finish the edges. There's enough room that I could add hook and eye closures (I think I will next time I sit down to a good movie. I hate hand sewing!).
I also added some decorative shapes and trim out of vintage ric rac. I love using the old stuff since it's 100% cotton! Here's how it turned out: