Holy Housedress, Batman! :/
You’re looking at a rather massive muumuu I scored for $1. It’s label read “Smart Time” (?). The smartest thing I could think of to do with frumptastic piece (with a fun summer print…I must admit) was to turn it into a fun top. :)
First, I took it in 4″. My sewing machine has been a bit wonky lately. I keep having to adjust the upper and lower thread tension every time I use it. Anybody know what that’s about?
Then, I lopped off that bottom tier! :)
And that’s it! Now I have a fun summer top that pairs well with my GINORMOUS red shades! :)
I look like a fly in my big shades, but I love them all the same! :)
I hate turtlenecks and they hate me.
I have no neck, you see.
I love tacky prints, and this one definitely fits the bill, but it just isn’t working for me as a top…and certainly not as a turtleneck top! :/
Of course, I have a plan!
First, I pinned straight along the side seams, all the way down through the sleeves.
Closing up those sleeves!
Then, I stitched those side seams down!
I cut off the extra side fabric, and trimmed straight across that atrosh neckline.
Making the Cut(s)! :)
Now I have a sexy new miniskirt! :)
This pose is from the “I’m trying to look sexy, but instead look like I have to pee” collection.
And here’s how the top works:
Just roll it down to make it whatever length you want! :)
Today’s dress is from the “Little Old Church Lady” collection. :)
Those are some craaaazy shoulderpads, lemme tell ya!
Note those massive shoulder pads (the higher the shoulders, the closer to God?), that unraveling doily of a collar, and that uber-unflattering dropped angular waist!
I really have my work cut out for me with this one, folks!
Speaking of cutting…
Now those Funky-Shaped Shoulder Pads are a thing of the past!!
Time for those stifling sleeves to go buh-bye as well!
Same for that length!
I used the bottom scrap as a sort of obi belt, and put the dress on backwards (to give me a less stifling neckline).
Now I have a cute work-worthy dress in a lovely hue! :)
Ah! Much improved! :)
It’s very simple-looking, but I think that’s just fine, considering how this dress began its life!