Today I bring you a classic: the ole 'dress-to-shirt' routine!
|Found this dress half off at Goodwill. In addition to being too long, it's got some other issues. (Oh hello Leon, what are you doing there?)|
|Unflattering boob ruffle...|
|Strange hem ruffle that was falling off in multiple places...|
|Plus, as a maxi length dress, the bold print was just WAY too overwhelming to look at. So I marked and snipped.|
|I carefully cut off the boob ruffle, which caused the fabric in that area to come loose|
|NBD, we'll just zig-zag that back down!|
|I tried a new-to-me jersey trick that I read about turning the tension all the way down on your machine, so it doesn't cause waves and bumps|
|It worked great on the zig-zag, but not on the straight stitch. While the hem wasn't ripply, it did come out like this. I didn't bother to redo it, because you can't really see it, but if you try this trick, ONLY use the loose setting for zig-zag!|
|I ripped the ruffle off the bottom, cut it in half, then cut one of THOSE halves in half...|
|Did some pinning, and some sewing...|
MUCH cuter as a top! And the ruffle made nice pseudo-sleeves. For all you folks up to your eyeballs in snow wondering why in God's name I basically just made a tank top; it's been sunny and in the 60s here for weeks. And I'm not saying that to make you jealous; I can't stand it! Bring back my winter! I'm not ready for spring!!!
See you next time!