Today’s dress started off as a way too big lightweight halter dress. Waaaay too big.
The pattern is lovely, and I dig the lightweight fabric for a hot and humid SC day. Unfortunately, this thing is absolutely massive on me!
Not only that, but the shirred elastic back was all wonky and stretched out. 🙁
Luckily, taking care of one problem will take care of the other for this dress. 🙂
I decided to take the dress in from the back, thus eliminating the stretched-out part of the elastic. This was super-duper easy.
First, I pinned all the way down the dress, then I ran it under the needle. 🙂
I lopped off all that excess material and was left with this:
Now I have a verrrrry cute & weather appropriate dress that’s pretty darn fetching!
You can’t even tell I took the back in at all!
I skipped out the door in my new dress to an awesome mid-week party (yep…partying on a school night). 🙂 A girl there commented, “Every time I see you, you’re wearing a different cute dress.”. That made me giggle. 🙂
10 thoughts on “Day 28: Pretty in Paisley Dress”
How do you have time to do so much sewing and have such a hectic social life too? I’m so jealous!
I get up early, and I stay up late! 😉
you are a refashion machine!!! keep it up 🙂
Thanks! *wipes sweat from brow* 😀
Fetching indeed! You are so right, it is a perfect summer dress.
Thanks! It was so light and cool!
Really sweet! Some pieces you just can’t toss even when the little elastic bits go wonky. Nice save.
Yup! Make & Mend baby! 🙂
Love halternecks and took one in for a pal recently in exactly the same way. Hope you took it easy on the jello shots!
This really was such an easy one. It made me sad thinking that it was about to be tossed out when all it needed was a quick fix!