This dress gave me a big case of the Mondays. :(
At first, I thought all this dress needed was a quick hem raising (lazy, I know!). Sadly, that was not the case! One shoulder of this dress was riddled with all sorts of holes!
They were pretty awful, as you can see. Rather than try to mend each of them, which I really don’t think could be done unnoticeably, I went in an entirely different direction.
Next, I very tediously folded that top edged under twice, pinning it in place.
You can guess what came next.
Cutting off the shoulder and hemming it wasn’t enough. I had to actually make this thing fitted around my chest to prevent any *ahem* awkward situations. This was a bit of a finicky process that involved me awkwardly pinning the dress to myself in a way that didn’t throw off its alignment. It took several tries. When I finally had it pinned the way I liked it, I threw it (almost literally) under the needle.
Now for that frumpy length! Feeling emboldened by my earlier shoulder-chopping frenzy, I made quick work of the bottom of the dress. :)
It got a nice new hem, too!
I have to say, this is one of my favorite transformations to date!
Sadly, this wasn’t the most weather-appropriate ensemble. I quickly tossed on a jacket and headed off to a bad movie night with the Fella and our friends!
Fella has been such a wonderfully sweet guy about this project. It seems like I’m always either A. Rushing out the door having finally completed the day’s refashion or B. Running late, because I have to finish the day’s refashion! He’s super-supportive and I adore him for it.
Here’s to you, Fella! :)
Cute, huh? :) If you really think we’re cute (heck…even if you don’t!), you could help us win a trip to Vegas! I’ve entered us in a “cutest couple” (cringe) contest. —–><—-–you can vote for us (and get a good chuckle at the pic I chose). :) Winning would be really swell, as the last time I tried to have fun in Las Vegas, I got food poisioning, and somehow got something in my eyes that scratched my corneas (most painful thing ever), requiring surgery. :/ I think I deserve a do-over! :D