Saturday, August 21, 2010
i bought this dress back in the day when it was in much improved patterns. and by back in the day i mean... sometime last year. and at clearance price not $59 for a frikkin cotton dress. what they dont mention in the description is how the elastic back is so low it is inadvisable to wear a bra. also what they fail to note is if you in fact are not a 100 pound D cup... it looks pretty frumpy.
so i fixed it. and now it is both a maxi skirt
and a strapless tea-length dress!
i basically hacked off the empire waist/halter top, sewed in elastic,
and cut up the halter to make a ghetto cumberbund. this oddly shaped creation serves as an instant no-ruch low-maintenance empire waist-maker
voila. project time: about 30 minutes
i also attempted bias tape edging on a stretch knit cotton rib. result: tunic/tank top with pockets. not exactly what i was going for, but functional nonetheless. only major issue being... the green fabric with its adorable little brown flowers is sheer as fuck.
better luck next time right?