Merry Christmas everybody! My Christmas ensemble started off looking like this:
I looked and felt like a depression-era housewife in this thing. I really liked the fun print, and the fabric (Silk! MMMMMMMM!) though. With a couple of tweaks, I would have the perfect outfit for a comfy/cozy Christmas with my soon-to-be family and a few friends.
Of course, I had to remove the shoulder pads, which some foolish person had hand-sewn in. Weird!
I liked the blousy-ness of the top, but I needed to make the waist fit better. I didn’t have much time to work on this, as I had overslept and I needed to get some cooking done. No worries! This called for a quick fix. I turned the dress inside-out and grabbed the back of the dress at the waist, taking in enough to make it fit. I deftly pinned it, and Ta-Da!
Now for that length…A good bit of it had to go! I wanted this dress to work as a tunic or as a short lil dress (versatility rocks).
I pinned my new hem under…
Then, I ran it through my machine…
Then a quick press to make my new hem nice and neat…
And just like that, I was done! I decided to rock my new tunic/dress with jeans and some festive green shoes and earrings.
The back looked just fine, despite my rather slackery methods.
And now… a story in 3 pictures:
Merry Christmas everybody! I hope your holiday season has been marvelous!