June 18th 2012 archive

Day 354: Lunch Outing Dress

I love funky-printed, but frumpy skirts!  When I found this one at one of my fave $1 thrift stores, I was hooked!  :)

Trust me…I love it. Really.

The only problem with me and skirts, is that since I’ve learned how to sew, I’m done with wearing separates (for the most part)!  For years I could never find dresses that fit me (no boobs, all butt).  But now, rather than being a victim of whatever the proportions for an “average” size 2 (or 4 during the holiday season) are, I get to decide how my dresses should properly fit!  It’s quite empowering!  :)

To ‘dress’ up this skirt, I first cut two 6″ slits right under the elastic waistband, like so:

Snnnnnip!

This left a couple of fray-happy raw edges, so I pinned those bad boys down!

Raw-No-More! :)

After running each side under the needle, I was almost done!  The body of my new dress was still pretty shapeless.  While this would work fine for a swimsuit coverup or if I was preggo (never gonna happen, folks!), it wouldn’t work so well for a day at work!  I grabbed a fave antique brooch, and gathered some of the fabric off to the side like so:

See?

Check it out now!  :)

Voila! :)

I rocked my new frock downtown in Five Points.  :)

Lunch Outing Time! :)

Cheers!

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