Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I'm a 90's Chick!

I've been working on this one on and off for weeks now. I finally finished it, and I wanted to show you what I accomplished.

This was a $2.00 score! It really doesn't get much better than that!

This fabric was so soft! It was in great condition! Buttons up the back, weird side ties. Droopy arm holes.

Right up my alley!

I then realized I was wearing it backwards! The buttons were supposed to be down the front. 
Oh well, I like it better this way anyhow.

Did I mention this has pockets????

I took up the shoulders about 2 inches.
 I Stitched those shoulders, then snipped off the extra fabric.
That made the arm pit droopiness considerably better!

It needed some length taken off the bottom too, so that got a snip, (about 7 inches of snip!)
 Those goofy side ties came off too.
Snip! Pick!

With the seven inch bottom scrap, I fashioned a kind-of-sort-of-sleeve from a dress pattern.
It didn't quite fit the pattern, but I did what I could.

I sewed the sleeves onto the dress, and they were more like
 cap sleeves, but that will do just fine.

There was still too much of the frumpiness, so I needed to take the dress in at the sides a bit more.
I was worried about losing the pockets, because a girl's gotta have her phone ya know?

I pushed on.....

To be honest, this dress sat for about a week because I was frustrated about the pocket situation. 

I decided to leave the bottom of the dress alone, but then
 I took in the bust area about another inch on each side.

I used a dress that fits well to roughly measure the distance to take in.

I kept the pockets!!

I threw on a belt and some black boots, and I was ready for the day! 
My peanut took my after pics for me! 
She's getting good at it!

Much better If I do say so!

See you next time!