Monday, December 03, 2018

A Simple Fix


I have a thing for black and white, and a thing for buffalo plaid flannel.  So, when I can find a new dress with the tags on for $3.49 at a thrift store that incorporates both of these "things," you know I have to get it!  The only issue was, though, it was too short for my liking.  A simple fix was in order.

I made a trip to the fabric store and picked up 2/3 of a yard of gray flannel.  After pre-washing it, I opened it up wide and folded it in half and laid it out flat.  I now had a piece of folded fabric measuring 12x45 inches.  I laid the bottom of the dress skirt on top of the flannel to mark my cutting lines.  After marking my lines, I added an extra 5/8" along the top edge and side seams for my seam allowances.  Then it was just a matter of stitching the side seams of the addition, pinning it to the skirt hem (right sides together), and stitching it on.  Once that was done, I completed it with a rolled hem.







I don't know if I'm completely sold on the addition of the white fur vest, but I thought I would try it.  Maybe if I'm making a trip to the North Pole this holiday season....


For more clothing refashions, you can visit by blog, Second Chances by Susan!
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3 comments:

Chabe said...

Wow, what a great save!

learningnewtricks said...

Oh so cute and warm!

Chickie WU said...

What a great dress. I like the added gray. It adds a nice touch.
Chickie