Friday, March 27, 2015

Starry Night Dress


My husband bought me this amazing fabric from SPOONFLOWER
Kevin Likes it too!

He knows just the path to my heart...fabric! 



And,
 I have had this  vintage dress in my closet for a while. It's just a wee bit too small in the hips.
(Story of my life)

Check out those buttons!
Complete with cat hair and all!


Such a pretty button!


I decided to combine these two beauties into one!
I started by picking apart the black dress at the waist.
Pick, Pick, Pick...and one episode of Downton Abbey.

I cut the fabric from a skirt portion of a pattern I had layin' around, and extended the length to a maxi dress. I measured 39 inches just to be safe, but I'm a shortie, and I had to trim off a bit of excess.

Right sides facing, and I sewed the sides together like so.


The pattern called for some flattering tummy hiding pleats, so I sewed a basting stitch just to hold it all together.


I put the top half of the severed dress into the new Starry Night skirt, and pinned, and sewed.


Flipped the skirt down to reveal my new dress!!!
WAHOO!!


It was the perfect dress to wear to my book club dinner. 

Cheese!


Good night kisses from my pookie!

Whatdya think?

Thanks for always taking my "after" pics Kenny!




It's always a hoot with my fabulous book club girls.

 This time we reserved the fancy "Wine Room" at a wonderful local restaurant. I was too busy laughing and eating with my homies, and I forgot to take more pics. Thank you Tara for taking some sweet shots!
(Photos that is!)


See you next time?

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