Friday, December 29, 2017

Dresses For December Part 9, The Choir Robe

Hello Readers. It is hard to believe but this is the last dress refashion for the month of December. I did them all in honor of Dressember. They work to rescue and restore victims of human trafficking.
It has been fun trying to make so many dresses this month. I have to be honest, I was really stretching to come up with all of them. That was the fun part. My whole blog is built on finding freebies and hand-me-downs. Unless I tell you otherwise, These were all free dresses. (I don't count the cost of thread and notions.) If I bought something from a store, it was really cheap and I try to let you know up front. I think fashion is fun and it can be free, or close to it.
I know what you're thinking, yada, yada, yada, back to the dress. This long black dress was pretty but it is a little too much on me. It reminds me of the long choir robes from when I was in school. They were great for the choir but not great for every day wear. Could I make it more casual?

No. I wasn't in a choir. I can't sing.
I cut off the bottom of the dress. What you see here is the upper portion of the dress and the lining. It has a nice sheer edge at the bottom of the lining. I can save it for later. This big cut was an easy first step to make my new dress.
I also had this black and gray sweatshirt/sweater hybrid. I liked it and it fit but it was a bit short to wear with jeans. I don't like to show my stomach. (It's pale mess of stretch marks.) My tummy is not for public viewing at all. I needed to find a new way to wear this cozy knit top.
I attached the bottom of the dress to the waistband of the shirt. I thought the waistband would hold the skirt up and the stretch of the shirt would act like an elastic waistband. It worked pretty well. I liked it but...
Full Disclosure; My son said I looked "goth" and depressing. I guess this much black is a fashion risk. You can't make everyone happy all the time.
Tune in next time to see what I did with the rest of that dress. Thanks for reading this post, now go make something fun for yourself.


A.C. said...

Not goth at all ! Looks nice, I would wear it to church any cold day.

Queen Of Rods said...

Depressing and Goth :) Hahahaha...that would've been a compliment coming from my son when he was in his teens :) Nice refashion!

I Can Work With That said...

Hello A.C., thanks for the comment. I didn't see the dress as goth either. Thanks for being a reader.

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Queen Of Rods, you know how teens like to share their opinion. It made me laugh too. He asked if I was going to wear a bunch of black eye liner with it. Thanks for the comment.

jenny_o said...

It's only goth if you dye your hair black and wear black lipstick and nail polish! Personally, I like it - it's a nice semi-formal look for a party or supper out.

Happy New Year and thank you for so many great refashions all year long!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks jenny_o. I liked it too. It's always funny to hear what your kid really thinks. Well, maybe not always.
Happy 2018 to you too.