Day 343: Fab Foodie Dress

I’ve had today’s piece for quite a while.  I really wasn’t quite sure what I’d be able to do with it!  :/

See what I mean? You’d be intimidated too!

By the way, don’t let that fence behind me fool ya.  My neighbors can totally see me when I do my before pics outside.  They probably think I’m insane!  :)

Anywho…back to this insane muumuu!  I chose it for its cute foodie print.  :)

Yum! :)

Sadly, this thing is just flippin’ huge on me!  I decided to take it in from the back…a LOT!  On my dress form it went!


Then, I sewed a single seam down my pinned line.


This left me loads of extra fabric to snip off!


Okay…so now my new dress is looking much better and size-appropriate!  But, I still needed to hike up the length a good bit more.

Chop & Hem! :)

Check that wonky muumuu out now!  :)

Such a fun little frock! :)

Now I just need to wear it to the grocery store! :)

This comfy cotton dress is just the thing for a hot SC day!  :)

Fun with camera filters! :)


Day 323: In the Details Top

Today’s piece began as a frumpy black sun dress.

Nothing exciting to see here, folks!

It isn’t very exciting, is it?  It had a little problem as well!


Oh dear!  The bottom crocheted detailing had begun to unravel and rip!  :/

I grabbed my scissors, and snipped it off altogether.


Then, I made another cut to the dress.

Dress No More!

Next, I gave what was about to be my new top a new hem!


Okay, so what was once a dress was now a shirt.  Big deal, right?  But, HA!  I’m not quite finished yet!  :)

I took a piece of the original crocheted bottom and pinned it on the front of my new top in a big loopy pattern.


I stitched right down the middle of the loopy thing, like so…

Carefully stitching along!

…and now that boring, ripped up dress is a fun and pretty top!  :)

Hmmmnnn…what’s over there?

Why, yes.  Those are scrub pants.  Don’t judge me!  ;)


Day 231: Boldly Going Nowhere Top

Today’s piece looks like it might have been some sort of uniform in a previous life.

Holy bad hair day, Batman!

Neither that dress nor my locks were looking too great.  :/  And style wasn’t the only thing missing from this sad dress.


The worst thing about this dress was its shapelessness, so I got to pinning!


Then, I got to sewing!


Then, I got to snipping!


Now that frumpy dress is a cute new top that works perfectly with my pencil skirt!  I put my uncooperative hair back in a snood, and was ready for my day!  :)

Saved by the Snood!