It’s been cloudy and grey here in Sunny SC as of late. Rather than rebel against the color scheme surrounding me, I decided to just go with it.
This dress is full of blah, but for $1 I thought I could make something better out of it!
First, I chopped off everything below the side slits that you can’t really see it the “before” pic (sorry!).
Next, I took in my new dress about 1″ at the top and then 1/2″ near the hips (as I’m more hippy than busty).
Then I gave my dress a new hem by folding the bottom under once.
Since this piece is made of tightly-woven polyester fabric, that edge won’t fray a bit (and I needed the length).
These alterations left me with a dress that was better-fitted and shorter, but still pretty boring.
But I didn’t stop there!
I took one of the cut off panels and snipped off the bottom hem.
Then I took the other panel, folded the raw edge over by about 6″, and pinned it to my new frock at one shoulder and the opposite hip.
I stitched my new drapey thing down at both points…
….then used that cut-off hem as a sash to give my waist just a bit more definition.
I tied it in the front under the drapey thing.
Check out that blah frock now!
I wore my sorta Grecian dress for a ladies’ night at 116 (a favorite local restaurant) with two of my favorites!
Kaitlin (aka The Wine Snob) even brought me a bottle of her (and two of her ginger brethren’s) new wine, Ginger Ninjas!
I really like the sculptural look of this new frock, and I like that it’s an easy look to replicate. Whaddayouthink?