Grecian Statuette Dress

Things are Happening!
The Dress that Almost Wasn't

It’s been cloudy and grey here in Sunny SC as of late.  Rather than rebel against the color scheme surrounding me, I decided to just go with it.

 

Good morning!

 

This dress is full of blah, but for $1 I thought I could make something better out of it!  First, I chopped off everything below the side slits that you can’t really see it the “before” pic (sorry!).

 

See?

 

Next, I took in my new dress about 1″ at the top and then 1/2″ near the hips (as I’m more hippy than busty).

 

Whirrrrrrrr!

 

Then I gave my dress a new hem by folding the bottom under once.  Since this piece is made of a tightly-woven polyester fabric, that edge won’t fray a bit (and I needed the length).

 

Hemmmmmmm!

 

These alterations left me with a dress that was better-fitted and shorter, but still pretty boring.

But I didn’t stop there!

I took one of the cut off panels and snipped off the bottom hem.

 

Snnnnip!

 

Then I took the other panel, folded the raw edge over by about 6″, and pinned it to my new frock at one shoulder and the opposite hip.

 

Ooooooh!

 

I stitched my new drapey thing down at both points…

 

Mini-whirrr!

 

….then used that cut-off hem to give my waist just a bit more definition.  I tied it in the front under the drapey thing.

 

Check out that blah frock now!

 

Toga! Toga! Toga!

 

View from the back!

 

I wore my sorta grecian dress for a ladies’ night  at with two of my favorites!

 

Hello laaaaaaadies!

 

Oh yes. Noms were had.

Kaitlin (aka ) even brought me a bottle of her (and two of her ginger brethren’s) new wine, !

 

Watch out. She’s a ninja.

 

I CANNOT wait to try this! :)

 

I really like the sculptural look of this new frock, and I like that it’s an easy look to replicate.  Whaddayouthink?

Cheers!

 

 

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