How did this happen? Today I had a guest with me while I refashioned. Sara from Dateline Carolina chatted and snapped pics while I worked. It was fun talking with her about my process, but sadly I got distracted…and…completely forgot to take any before or during pics. :/
Today’s dress began as being too big and frumpy. I liked the plaid print, and I loved that is was handmade. 🙂
I took in a bunch from the back, so I could hold on to this really neat side snap. I just don’t see these very much anymore, and I’d hate to get rid of it.
In taking it in from the back, the collar ended up with an obvious raw seam, so I made a small panel to cover it up. No prob!
I also took away some of that length, and turned it into a sash. Sadly, you don’t get to see any of that. 🙁
Fortunately, Sara was nice enough to send me a few pics. 🙂 Here’s me in action!
I promise…I’m not sad! 🙂
Later that night, I couldn’t believe that I forgot to take the flippin’ pictures! I consoled myself with copious amounts of Indian food. 🙂
I promise…I won’t let this happen again!
At least you have a nifty article to look forward to reading! 😀 I’ll be sure to share it with you as soon as it’s published!
11 thoughts on “Day 213: D’oh! Dress”
You can buy frog closures from Hancock’s Fabrics, (so JoAnn’s should have them, too.) I got one there and then I actually found pair of them at a thrift store for $.25 !
Eighty years ago and more, my mom used to make them herself.
Ups … shirt!
I recognize the Shorts from another of your refashions!
You look like Bone from Bastard Out Of Carolina.
I really envy you for your skills! Well done 🙂
It is rare to see a sewn-on snap or even very cute buttons these days. Manufactured garments seem to come with the cheapest closures possible. The other day I was making something and when I tried it on I thought it would look good with a frog closure. Then I searched and searched for one and could not find it. I may try a DIY version.
That’s totally understandable – congrats on the interview!!!
This is absolutely amazing! So impressive!
Having just reorganized my closet yesterday, I realized I hadn’t taken any BEFORE photos and now only have AFTERS. Which made me realize how you always manage to do both – which takes a lot of thinking before, during and after so you consistently do a fabulous job – you’re allowed to slip once in awhile!
Indian food is always a great consolation! And it sounds like you were busy having fun, which is a very good thing 🙂
The end result looks great! Another rockin’ transformation.