I’m a firm believer that denim should only exist in 3 states: jeans, jackets, and the occasional miniskirt! Anything else is just too redneck-y and sad for my tastes! :P
But then I stumbled across this:
Sometimes I actually pity a piece of clothing. This is one of them! I’m going against my denim aversion to try and make this dress cute…or at least wearable!
Could it be done?!?! I had to try!
First, I set about removing those sleeves. I grabbed my seam ripper, put on an episode of Downton Abbey, and picked away! :)
Next, I pinned those raw edges from the armholes under.
I sewed down my new armholes…
…then plopped this frock on my dress form and got to pinning/fitting!
As I pinned, I noticed something peculiar. This dress is living a huge LIE!!!!
Since the button-up front was a false front, I couldn’t make it quite as fitted as I would like, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to get in/out of the thing! :/
I put my new dress under the needle to take in each side.
Okay, so now everything is nice & fitted, but that length needed some serious hikeage!
I pressed the whole thing, tossed it on, and hurried off to The Thirsty Fellow to meet some pals for baseball and beer! :)
Oh…and I have a challenge for you, dear reader: