Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Fall Denim Dress

 Hello Readers. It fall. It is a beautiful season. I love the cooler weather, the changing colors of the trees, Thanksgiving treats. Everything about fall is wonderful, right?

I found something from fall that is not wonderful. Y'all, this dress is just as bad as the green corduroy dress from a couple weeks ago. Why so dowdy???

Somehow someone made sunflowers seem drab. The biggest boldest flower in the world is somehow diminished by this dress. I don't like the wheat grass either. I am allergic to wheat, and this dress.

I cut the dress up the side, spread out all the fabric, and tried to fit this pattern on the fabric. It just barely fit. Why did I choose a denim mini? Well, my denim skirts are all too tight. (Thanks Corona!) I wanted to make sure this skirt will fit no matter what. I can adjust the tie and the skirt will always be comfy.

I realized that the skirt was too long. I wanted this skirt to be short and fun. (Like me?) This tan corduroy skirt is a great length so I used it as a model. I cut the hem off the denim dress/skirt and realized I could still use it. 

I used the dresses original hem as the waistband of my new skirt. This isn't what the pattern said to do. I just can't ever seem to follow directions fully. Do I have a problem being told what to do? Maybe.

The new skirt turned out the right length for me. I did not make a traditional tie for this wrap skirt. I added the big white button and I tied the one tie around it. There is a bit of Velcro inside to keep the skirt closed at the waist.

Here is an up-close view of the button and tie and a peek at the Velcro. The Velcro is super fast and easy. It also will adjust the size of the waist if it needs to. My tip- Put the soft Velcro facing your skin and the scratchy Velcro facing away from you.

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


jenny_o said...

I agree - we "wee" ladies aren't short, we're fun-sized :D
I love what you did with this. Adjustable waistbands don't have to be only elastic. Good tip about the velcro too. Those little hooks on the opposite tape are vicious!
The 80s and 90s were hideous years for ladies' fashions, in my opinion. Everything was so ... over the top, I guess is the nicest way to put it. You are making great stuff out of it, though.

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for the comment. "Fun-sized" is a good way to put it. Vertically challenged? haha
The 80's were just a weird decade for fashion. There was neon and lace like Madonna and there were dresses like this one. What a contrast.
Happy sewing to you!