Where did day 8 go, you ask? Nowhere important. 🙂 I wore this dress, and had a very typical day that ended with me gorging on strawberry shortcake. 🙂
However, for Day 9 of Me Made March, I wanted something new! I thought this frock would do nicely!
That’s some sweet hair I’m rockin, right? Blerg! Growing out your hair is just a pain. Either I look like a spinster who has given up, or the 5th Beatle! Anywho…that dress wasn’t helping either. I loathed the velvet-lined cuffs and collar. However, I loved the paisley print, even though it’s really quite dated nowadays. There was hope! 🙂
First, I removed the collar, which took a while. I carefully seam ripped it out.
Then, I chopped of those sleeves a bit.
That length needed to go too!
These changes left me with a bunch of raw edges to clean up. first, I pinned the seams of the collar back together again.
Then, I pinned the hem at the bottom, as well as the sleeves. Pinning and prepping always takes much more time than running everything through the machine, which is the easy part. 🙂
Once I sewed everything up, I was done!
As you can see, I’m covering up my dowdy tresses with my favorite crocheted beret! It was a bit chilly in the evening, so I also donned leggings and a sweater before heading off to Karaoke Night at Art Bar. 🙂
I was out at midnight (yes…on a school night) to celebrate the start of my 29th year!!!!!! Thanks to everybody who helped me ring it in with panache! 🙂 Cheers!