I’ve never understood the point of weird fake-layered dresses like this one. But thrift stores everywhere are full of ’em!
The top of this dress is DEFINITELY attached to the bottom, so why the illusion?
I needed something cute and comfy for a “Pub Crawl” through the Earlewood neighborhood. This will do nicely, but not as-is. Lucky for me, a secret was lurking under that fake top! :)
You can see where I’ve snipped off the fakey top. This is the part that needs refashioning! I think that black lining is going to work much better for what I have in mind.
I turned the dress inside-out, folded that top part under, and stitched it down.
Then I grabbed a bit of elastic and my bodkin (a safety pin will work too!)
I ran the elastic through its new casing until it came out on the other side!
I knotted the two ends together (as the elastic is teensy, I didn’t need to stitch it) and stitched the open part of the casing down.
After tossing on a yellow belt for a bit o’ color, I was ready to meet up with some impressively dedicated beer enthusiasts!
I even put on makeup! :)
As there are no actual pubs in the Earlewood neighborhood, we wandered from house to house, sampling an eclectic mix of beers and tasty food!
The beer kept flowing!
Dan and I had a marvelous time!
Why don’t you and your neighbors start a Neighborhood “Pub” Crawl this weekend? :)