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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Top + Dress = Maxi Dress
I got this top years ago to exercise in, but never wore it because I really prefer t-shirts. It's also way too short. But it's cotton rather than shiny spandex and has some nice seaming, so I hung on to it.
I pictured it here with a weight so you get the idea. :) Then I saw a maxi dress in an ad that had a solid-color fitted top, so I realized what I could finally do with this. I found this dress at the Goodwill, which I call "older teacher on vacation."
It's that gauzy-type fabric. I had to unpick the crocheted insert in the middle and the darts and piece it back together. I inserted just a small strip of the crochet at the neckline of the tank top and was able to use the trim from the sleeves to extend around the back of the now-skirt part (the thin strip of crochet you see at the waist was only on the front. ) It doesn't show too much since I'm holding the skirt, but it hangs a little crooked so I may take it off.