A number of my fellow book club ladies have been so kind to express their appreciation of this blog, so I DEFINITELY had to throw a refashion together to wear to our meeting.
I went with this fuchsia linen/rayon number:
I obtained this size-18 tank dress from the Salvation Army for $0.69! Every Saturday and Sunday anything with the tag color of the week is only 69 measly cents! Unfortunately, by the weekend there is not a lot left, but if you aren't too discerning about size, you can still find some gems!
The first step was to throw it over The Body and pin it up:
Getting this off of The Body was tough. I definitely lost a number of pins in the process. Luckily, they left little pin holes, so it was pretty easy to replace them before sewing.
Speaking of which:
I still needed to take in the darts a bit, to prevent some bagginess in the chest area.
I decided to wing it:
It went okay, I would have taken in more, if I didn't need to still pull it over my head.
Next up, the hem. I did a rough estimate of the amount to remove when I tried it on, so I measured and chopped a similar number of inches.
Then I pinned it with an inch-ish hem...I'm so precise. :) I am sure you actual seamstresses can't even handle my loose attitude towards measurement.
I sewed up the hem and that was it! I was ready for book club!
Paired with my bow belt and Gucci jellies, it was a great ensemble for a warm spring day!
It was so nice to see all the ladies again and I am looking forward to a shorter break between meetings this time around.
See the extended version, and my uncertainty over what to do with the side zipper, on my blog: www.hemsandhahas.com