Friday, July 27, 2018

The Dress is Too Small

 Hello Readers. Sometimes clothes are just to small. That's life, but sometimes I try to salvage part of a dress if I can. That's what I did in today's post

 I really liked this black and gray dress, but it was too tight in the gray top half of the dress. The black skirt half of the dress was plenty big enough. AND IT HAD POCKETS! Pockets are worth saving for sure.

 I did what I had to do. I cut the gray top away from the black skirt. It was just too tight and not worth trying to fix. I was just going to replace this top with something else.

 I chose this champagne pink sweater vest top. I like it but it looks weird on me with that low hanging front. It looks like a loincloth or something. On the plus side, it was soft, pretty, and BIGGER! That was really the most important thing.

I used my sewing machine to connect the 2 pieces. I didn't want to make a skirt to wear with a shirt. I wanted them to be a complete dress. I also wanted to cut off the bottom of the sweater that I didn't like. Once they were sewn together, I cut off all the excess material.(Including the loincloth.)

I liked how they went together. I was concerned it might be a little long on me. I was going to shorten it a little but.....

Someone else liked it too. Someone taller. Someone that lives in my house. Someone I love.
My daughter liked it and I gave it to her.

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

*Year end update- This dress didn't turn out as I planned and I always wanted to work on it more. Maybe next summer?


Anis Azalea said...

This is amazing.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the kind words Anis!
Happy sewing to you.