Wow, I didn't think I would be able to post for another day, again. But here we are, business as usual!
How is your Friday going? It's rainy here again today, but they are promising sunshine over the weekend!
Hooray! We can really use it, believe me.
I have refashioned another dress. It was a simple sleeveless linen dress, too short on me, too wide in the hips and with a very low neck line. And, happily, I had a linen skirt in the exact same color with a white floral pattern in it. So I knew I was on the road to another re-make that I would love. And here is how I did it.
I added a piece to the fill in the neckline, then I made a pleated ruffle and sewed it onto the new neckline. I made sure that it was reinforced with an interfacing so that it wouldn't sag.
Then I sewed two ruffles onto the bottom. I really wanted three ruffles, but two was all I had enough fabric for and it looks fine with just the two.
I like it with the sweater...
I wore it with the white jacket on Mother's day, it was a little chilly out, so I needed the jacket. I love the flower down at the ruffle line.
In place of the white flowers, I could wear the little salmon colored flower on the neckline, I kind of like that. Sorry for the blurry photo and the terrible coloring. I really need to find a better place to take these photos.
I am loving this salmon color, it is one of the prettiest out there this season. Another color I am loving is a nice bright yellow that I am seeing in the stores, I bought a pair of sandals and a t-shirt in that color today. What color are you favoring?
Do you sew, do you do refashions? I have been seeing a lot of it on the internet on some really crafty blogs and they have inspired me. Hopefully I have inspired someone today, too!
I have mentioned several times that modesty is important to me, and this is one way to make a little dress very modest.
The linen dress cost me $6.99 and the linen skirt cost me 50 cents several years ago. So for $7.49 I had a new dress for Mother's Day!
Have a great day,