Thursday, August 25, 2016

More in Fake Layering

Hello Readers. This is a bit of the same as the last post. It was getting too long to fit all in one post, so I guess this is the conclusion. I liked this black knit dress. Black is always great in my opinion. It's dressy, it's casual, it always seems to work.

This dress was too low in front and a little too tight through the chest in general. I really liked the shape and fabric, so I didn't want to give up on it.

I cut straight down the middle of the back. I cut all the way down to the waist band seam. That was a natural place to stop. The fabric is like a T shirt so it won"t fray. That will make this easy to work with. I folded the sides into the dress and pinned new seams. After sewing this new V shape in the back, I cut off the excess fabric. There will be no fraying because it is a knit. 

I used a gray tank top with this dress. I cut the front and back of the tank apart and attached it to this black dress just like I did in my last post. This dress needed some coverage in that low cut back I made. The gray tank keeps the dress together so the shoulder straps don't slip off my shoulders. That would drive me crazy.

This dress is super comfortable, just like a T shirt. It was nice to wear on a hot day of running errands. I stopped at a roadside stand for some BBQ when I got hungry. It was in Northern Virginia. 

It was called S&D BBQ, it was yummy. They had so many things to choose from, I didn't even know where to start. Mmmm...... (They didn't pay me to say that, I actually paid them for my to-go dinner.)

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.
And if you're hungry, get some BBQ.


  1. You've given me an idea for a dress I have, very similar, and also too small for me. You have a great imagination for the changes that will make an item useful again. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

    1. Thanks so much Jenny_o. That is a great way to put it.