Seersucker is a spring/summer staple here in the South.
Wikipedia has a really interesting article on this delightfully lightweight fabric. Unfortunately, there was nothing delightful about this 50 cent ’80s seersucker dress. :/
Some of you might be wondering why I’d want to wear seersucker in the middle of winter. It seems a bit nutty, right?
This has been the mildest winter I can remember in my 11 years of living here. Today temps climbed to…70 degrees!
Yes. There’s a reason why you don’t ever hear about anyone retiring up north. 😉
This dress needed my help desperately!
First off I removed these really bizarre shoulder pads.
Next came a hiking-up of that length!
Now I have a bunch of messy raw edges that need to be taken care of.
I took that bottom scrap, and folded it in half lengthwise, pinning it along the raw edge.
Under the needle it went!
I turned my new tube of fabric inside-out, and presto! Instant Sash! 🙂
Now for that bottom hem of the dress…or rather, its lack of a hem.
I gave my new hem and sash a good press and was all done!
I tossed on a light cardi (which really wasn’t even necessary for the warm evening) and headed off to a place I need to cut back on…Cantina 76!
Seriously…their food is amazing and their margaritas are delish!
Did you see my sweet brogues in the after pic? 🙂
I don’t just get a lot of my refashionables from thrift shops I also buy a lot of accessories from them too (including these sweet Steve Madden kicks!)! 🙂
The way I look at it is, I don’t have a lot of money. I can’t donate as much as I would like to the charities I believe in.
BUT…I can use what spending power I have to support good causes, be green, and look fabulous…all at the same time! Just by shopping at charity shops!
Hmmm…food for thought. 🙂