Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeee! I needed a lovely little dress to celebrate my 29th birthday in. I chose this little numba!
This dress wasn’t very festive in its original state. I loved the print, but the rest of it was rather blah. Let the change begin! First, I chopped off the top part.
Then, I pinned the top of my new dress under.
Then I ran the top of the dress through my sewing machine, leaving about an inch of room at the top. This would be a casing for an 1/2″ elastic strip. I also left about 1/2″ unstitched, so I could thread the elastic through.
I cut out a length of elastic that fit snugly, but not too snugly under my arms and safety-pinned one end.
I worked the saftey-pinned elastic into its casing.
I sewed the ends of the elastic together, and closed up my gap as well.
My new dress stayed up perfectly with its new elastic top, but I wasn’t done! To make it birthday-awesome, I grabbed a scrap of fabric from a previous refashion. I pinned the edges together.
Next, I sewed it up and turned it inside out. I sliced my strip into two even strips, and sewed in the raw edges. I was almost done! To finish my sweet new frock, I sewed the two straps to the front of the dress. Hello halter dress!
My “birthday suit” was ready!
I was quite happy with this dress! As it was chilly outside, I threw on one of my favorite cardis.
After work, I met up with my buds to celebrate! 🙂