This dress looked like the 80’s idea of a futuristic space/time travel costume.
I mean, check out the buttons.
The dress also came with these awesome (although functionless) sleeve pockets! Perfect for storing your lip gloss for those interplanetary adventures!
Sadly, there were many things to dislike about this dress. It was huge on me. It had massive shoulder pads. The sleeves had weirdo cuffs, and I hated the length. Time to get to work!
First off, the pads had to go.
Next off, I had to take the dress in. I decided to take it in from the back. I turned it inside out and pinned it down the middle.
After sewing a new back seam in the dress, I cut off the excess fabric.
I tried it on, and it still wasn’t taken in quiiiiite enough at the top, so I tweaked it a little. Once I was happy with the fit, I got to the length.
A quick pin job followed.
That’s about it! I decided to roll up the sleeves past my elbows to hide those ugly cuffs. I was ready to do a little pre-holiday erranding.
I was happy with how this dress turned out. I really liked the collar (which I’m sure some of you guys are raising an eyebrow at) and the color, and the eventual fit.
After a pleasant “Haha! I have today off!” session with my fella, I went home and wrapped presents for my fella, niece, and nephew. Forget wrapping paper. I have tooooons of fabric scraps that I save just for gift wrapping. I sewed a few simple bags, tucked the gifts inside, folded the top of the bags over, and tied them with ribbon. I think they look lovely.