When I found this lovely Indian tunic at the thrift shop, I was super-happy. I LOVE tunic dresses, and figured this one could be worn as-is.
Seems pretty straightforward, right?
My eyes must be going. :/ When I got my tunic home and took a closer look, I saw why someone probably donated it. Continue Reading
Here’s a super-comfy shapeless/dated dress!
Not much to dig here. The length is lousy. As I said, it has no shape. It’s just not terribly exciting, now is it?
Luckily, all it really needs is a few chops!
That very bottom bit was chopped off to remove an ink stain that didn’t come out in the wash. The next-up bit was going to come in pretty handy. See those buttons on the side? They’re totally functional!!!
I used the button-up part to make a belt by wrapping it around my waist twice.
I’m pretty happy with this no-sew tunic, I must say!
No need to hem, as Jersey doesn’t fray!
I think my sweet vintage brooch looks swell with my new top!
My new top had a fun mellow evening with friends.
…like Ryan here!
We even crafted a tasty fall cocktail with ginger beer, whiskey, and…other things????
Cool pose. Bad lighting.
Remember the Trace & Stitch Dress I refashioned for my trip to Asheville a few months ago? Here…let me jog your memory.
I dug the dress, but just couldn’t come up with a good way to save the jacket part…until a surprisingly chilly day when my little Douglas didn’t want to go outside, that is!
First, I cut off one of the sleeves!
A simple chop!
Then, I cut a hole through both sides of the sleeve that was big enough for Dougie’s legs to fit through.
THEN, I trimmed off the part of the sleeve that was too long for my pup. :)
Just one more chop!
Just look at my comfy cozy pooch now! :)
Snug & Warm!
This sleeve trick is great for Dachshunds, as they’re usually too long for normal dog sweaters. Normal dog clothes tend to make them look like little puppy strippers wearing midriff-bearing crop tops :/
Luckily, Dougie gets to stay classy AND warm during this cold snap! ;)
Thanks, Mom! :)