On its own, the dress is pretty okay. I could have taken it in, hemmed it up, added a belt, and it would have been fine. But I was feeling adventurous. Plus, a friend of mine gave me a bunch of hand-me-downs and one dress was sticking in my mind.
|See, he has to be involved in everything.|
I really liked this dress. Again, it was cute all on it's own but I needed something different. So I decided what these two dresses really needed was a swap. I began by separating the bodices from the skirts.
I was pretty nervous about this whole operation. I've never taken apart two perfectly good clothing items. Then the idea of putting them back together again??? I really didn't have much of a plan when I started. I just busted out my seam ripper and went for it.
Next I pinned the new bodice and skirt together to get ready for sewing.
This was a little tricky because I was dealing with an elastic waist band. But once I sewed them together I was amazed to find it actually worked!
This was a truly exciting moment and really encouraged me to take future risks. Unfortunately, from the side, due to the pleating, the dress looks a little too much like maternity wear. I'm going to have to hang it in the closet until I have a legitimate reason for a maternity dress :)
In the mean time, stay tuned for the exciting recreation that comes from the other two pieces.