Friday, December 6, 2019

Dressember 2019; Dress 2

Hello Readers. This is my second dress refashion in honor of Dressember. Dressember is an organization that works to fight human trafficking. They also help victims recover from the trauma they have experienced. They estimate that 1 out of 4 victims are children. After-care is vital. I  am part of a team wearing dresses and raising money for Dressember. Go see my teams page and learn more.

This denim dress was really unappealing to me. The white eyelet lace at the neck waist and pockets was too much. But I thought those buttons down the back were pretty cool.

The lace and the ribbon waistband seemed like they would suit pajamas and this whole dress reminded me of the "house dresses" my grandmom wore when I was young. I loved my grandmom very much. (She stockpiled Pepsi in the basement and I thought she was the best.) But even Grandmom didn't wear house dresses out off the house. I didn't want to wear this dress out of the house either but I was sure I could do something with this nice denim though.

I  started by cutting the lace at the neck right off.

I decided the only thing I could do was cut the waistband and those pockets off the dress too. That left me with the very top and the very  bottom of the dress. I liked the buttons in the back of the skirt more than anything else. So...

  I turned the skirt around and put the buttons in the front. It made a simple jumper style dress. I left room to pull it over my head and wear a warm shirt or sweater under it. I also sewed the front closed because the opening was a little too high. I found a couple buttons sewn inside the dress and used them to extend the row of buttons.

This still wasn't a very exciting dress but I think it will match anything and everything. That is handy when you are wearing dresses all month for Dressember.

I think I could wear this in a lot of different ways.

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


KD said...

My first thought on this denim jumper dress is that it looks as comfortable and (without the lace) as utilitarian as denim jeans, but just a bit nicer for going out. And, as you mention, there are lots of options for styling a denim jumper dress for all four seasons. A nice option to have!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks KD
This is like an everything dress. It goes with everything.