Hello Readers. What am I doing in formal attire during pandemic? That is a great question! I originally planned to wear this to a fancy anniversary dinner. Those plans got cancelled. It's OK, we still had our anniversary.
This is a lot of dress for quarantine but look at that pretty pink color! I didn't want to give up on it. How could I make it quarantine appropriate?
I did a lot of measuring to get the length just right.
I did a lot of cutting to get both layers of the skirt even.
This is where it get s a little crazy. I used a lighter to melt the edge of the outer skirt and stop it from fraying. Why did I do this? It makes the skirt much lighter than a traditional hem does. And playing with fire is fun. It is important to test the fabric first to see if the fabric will just melt and not burst into flames. I kept the flame moving along the edge of the fabric. The base of the flame melted the ends of the threads together. If you stay in one spot too long it will leave a mark. Please note- this is not a safe or professional way to alter clothes, if you try this I am not responsible for any destruction.
Please have a fire extinguisher handy and have good ventilation.
This dress was perfect for getting some yummy Hawaiian shave ice. I added the sneakers and white t-shirt to make this look more casual.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.