Woo hoo! I’m back! And so is Fall! I was looking in my closet the other day and noticed my fall dress collection is…well…shall we say scant? Time to make some new Fall duds to keep me warm and ever-so-stylish! My first Fall piece is this guy:
…which made me feel a bit like how this guy must have felt…
Now, I’ve never had a swan-like neck by any means, but the height on this turtleneck was ridiculous. And it was going buh-bye! Out came my trusty seam ripper!
When I removed the neck area, I had this left over…
Now the neck area was full of raw edges, scared, and vulnerable. No worries little neck…I’m here to save you.
Then, I ran the new neck through my machine, freshly loaded with some black thread (I didn’t have any dark blue…so it would have to do)…
Now that my new neckline was complete, I needed to do something about those sleeves and the lame-o length of the dress.
Then, I hemmed my newly shortened length and sleeves.
The last thing I needed to do was make a sash to cinch the waist of the dress. It fit me okay, so it really didn’t need to be taken in at all. I used the part I cut from the bottom of the dress by making it into one long strip, and pinned the edges together.
Then I ran it through my machine.
Then, I turned the freshly sewn tube of fabric inside-out, hiding the raw edge. To complete the sash, I tucked the ends of the tube inside and sewed that off as well.
After pressing my seams, I was all done and had a fabulous frock to wear all day!
After work, I went to Za’s for their oh-so-fabu happy hour where I indulged in several $3 (3x the cost of my dress) cosmos with some very creative people.
…Bluer than Polyester was the night…