I got this top on clearance for $5 at a Banana Republic Outlet store last October.
I like the color and style, but when I wore it without an undershirt, I found myself pulling at the neckline and stuffing my bra straps back where they belong. It was super, duper annoying! I was entertaining a group of people and my neckline was never far from my mind the entire night.
I don't want to wear an extra layer of clothing just to cover an inch or two of the boat neck on each side, especially come summer, so I added some coverage to the sides using fabric from an old top. It's about the same color as my BR top.
I cut patches from the sleeves.
I pinned them to the boat neck and sewed on top of the existing topstitching.
And, voilà! I will be wearing this top more often, guaranteed!