Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Dress is Too Small

Hello Readers. Do you ever find a piece of clothing that you like but, it just doesn't fit? This yellow dress caught my eye at a clothes swap. I like red and I liked this floral design. It was like an abstract painting. It was fabulous the way it was but, it didn't fit me. 

It fit my dress form, but I am a little bigger than she is. I looked like a busted can of biscuits on top when I tried to zip up this dress. I would need to make some adjustments to make it work for me.

I used the seam at the waist to start my refashion. I unpicked all the stitches and separated the top of the dress from the bottom of the dress.  

I had a skirt with no waist band, You can see the raw edge below. I also kept the zipper in place but it was much too long now with the top of the dress removed.

I folded the edge under and stitched it down. Easy-peasy!

I unzipped the zipper and cut off most of the extra length. I left 1/2 inch of excess zipper above the waist. I folded the zipper to the side and stitched it down. 

The waist fit me so I didn't need to alter it at all. It stayed up very well with just the zipper so, I stopped my work.   This red sweater that worked with the skirt so my outfit was already finished. I had my dress form model it because.....

It was so cold and windy that my pictures didn't come out well. I love the skirt but I don't think this picture does it justice.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


It's time for a Christmas refashion. This poinsettia sweater is perfect for the holidays. 

I marked the sweater with chalk where I wanted to take it in. I need to make the waist much smaller. I made sure to save the flower on the back of the sweater.

Here is the sweater with the excess removed. K.C. the wonder dog enjoyed watching this project. Why you ask?

It was his new sweater. He has short fur and he is cold all winter. He needs a little something to keep him warm and he looks festive too. He is not a cooperative model, this is the best picture I could get.

That's all for now. I hope your holidays are wonderful, and may 2017 be full of peace and joy for all of you.


  1. Awww! I'm so happy for your pooch being nice and snug!

    1. haha, Thanks. He wasn't happy about being a model. It took some treats to get him to cooperate.