Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Beef Burgundy Dress

Hello Readers. Do you ever want to snuggle up and wear a big cozy sweatshirt? (Yes, me too!) This Burgundy dress is really just a long sweatshirt. I liked that. It was a very dark wine color and I liked that too.

The original dress was too long and too big. And that cowl neck was a little too much on me. My daughter handed this dress down to me. She is taller and a little bigger than I am so it fit her great. Me? Not so much.

This great sweatshirt dress had fitted sleeves and they were fine the way they were so I left them alone. I took the sides in a little at the waist and took the skirt in quite a bit. It had a drawstring at the waist so I pulled it in a bit so the back would be a little gathered when I stitched the new side seams. Because it is sewn in place, the back of the drawstring doesn't move anymore. The front of the drawstring can still be pulled tight and loosened. I made a shorter hem and took some of the cowl neck away in the back.

I loved the new fit of the dress and the dark burgundy color inspired me to cook something I have always wanted to make, Beef Burgundy.

I have never made Beef Burgundy before. I am no Julia Child so I found an easy slow-cooker recipe from Pinterest. It was easy except that I couldn't find a cork screw to open this wine. The wine seemed like an important ingredient. (I mean it was in the name.) This was my husbands solution.
That's right, it's a giant hook from the garage with a screw on one end. 

But it worked! And it was so good. 

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


Heidi said...

What a cute picture of you! The dress came out well!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks so much Heidi! Happy sewing to you.

kitblu said...

Clever husband! I will have to remember that trick.
The sweater tunic looks good on you. I tend to wear baggy clothes and am always surprised when someone refashions an item that I think fits and it looks so much better.
Although that does mean that I recognize how many of my clothes could use the same treatment. *sigh*

I Can Work With That said...

Hi kitblu,
Thanks for the comment. Yes, industrial hooks are also good for wine openers. haha
Glad you liked the refashion too.