A Merry Re-Christmas!

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Merry Christmas everybody!  My Christmas ensemble started off looking like this:

an ill-fitting frock

I looked and felt like a depression-era housewife in this thing.  I really liked the fun print, and the fabric (Silk! MMMMMMMM!) though.  With a couple of tweaks, I would have the perfect outfit for a comfy/cozy Christmas with my soon-to-be family and a few friends.

Of course, I had to remove the shoulder pads, which some foolish person had hand-sewn in.  Weird!

Oh Christmas Pads, Oh Christmas Pads...You really are quite nasty!

I liked the blousy-ness of the top, but I needed to make the waist fit better.  I didn’t have much time to work on this, as I had overslept and I needed to get some cooking done.  No worries!  This called for a quick fix.  I turned the dress inside-out and grabbed the back of the dress at the waist, taking in enough to make it fit.  I deftly pinned it, and Ta-Da!

A quick fix!

Now for that length…A good bit of it had to go!  I wanted this dress to work as a tunic or as a short lil dress (versatility rocks).


I pinned my new hem under…


Then, I ran it through my machine…


Then a quick press to make my new hem nice and neat…

Don't be dePRESSed! It's gonna look fabulous!

And just like that, I was done!  I decided to rock my new tunic/dress with jeans and some festive green shoes and earrings.

Merry Christmas Tu(nic) You!

The back looked just fine, despite my rather slackery methods.

Sometimes a quick fix is just fine. :)

And now… a story in 3 pictures:

Trying to get Basement Kitteh to look at the camera...


Basement Kitteh?


Sorry Basement Kitteh! I shall never attempt to exploit you again!

Merry Christmas everybody!  I hope your holiday season has been marvelous!

Cheers!  :)

My new frock in front of a chicken painting. :)
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