Let it be known that I have a fondness for elephants.
When I found this dress with its funky elephant print, I knew I didn’t want to let any of those little guys go!
Unfortunately, I knew I wanted to shorten this one.
Not to worry! I had a plan!
I overlocked the raw edge of that bottom scrap, then pressed it under.
Then, I stitched it down.
I’ll bet you’re wondering where I’m going with this one, eh?
I put my dress on my form, and pinned that scrap onto the neckline.
If you look closely at the front, you can see where I made two pleats to compensate for the length of the bottom being longer than the length of the neckline. I bascially just eyeballed it and folded it. It really wasn’t very hard, just a little finicky. :)
I stitched my new collar down…
I’m almost done! :) I couldn’t forget to give my newly-renecked dress a nice new hem, now could I?
I am really really really proud of this one, you guys!
Seriously…I’m in love with this one. I enjoyed getting lots of compliments on it all day! :)
What do you think?