Friday, June 22, 2012

Refashioned Dress

First I want to thank everyone for your patience! I know things have been funky being in this new make-shift place, but I promise we are working on getting things figured out. I also don't have consistent internet in my new apartment, so everything has been wonky. We were hacking into a neighbors internet, but it hasn't been working the last few days so who knows. The good news is, Our internet will be turned on  by 5pm today. So thank god for that. Until then I am writing you from my local Starbucks, where they have gotten to know me too well. 

In between unpacking and other things, I decided to finally do something about a dress I have. 

It is a super cute dress from Lane Bryant that I love except for one thing. The bottom is weird, and doesn't really fit right. It's too big in the wrong places and too small in the wrong places. I can't really explain it, but it wasn't working for me. It was such a bummer because I love the top! So I decided to make a change. I started by chopping off the skirt at the waist band. I was careful to only cut the threads so the fabric is still usable. Then I went shopping for a new fabric. I found this white flowy fabric that I loved and the ruffles it has is a great for hiding all the parts I don't quite love about my midsection. 

Next I had to hand pleat the fabric and tack it to the elastic waist band to be sewn. After it was attached, I topstitched it to completely attach the fabric and it was complete. 

Aaahh much better! I wore it to see a play last night and it was perfect!  I love the new look of it, and now that it fits better, I will wear it way more often! 

Refashion anything lately? Thank you again for sticking with me during this crazy time, I promise things will be figured out soon!