Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lousy Linen to Lovely Lady

This was a potato sack at it's finest. A simple boring black linen dress. It was screaming for me to help it! How could I pass it up?


I took it off and put this dress on inside out. 
I had some tailor's chalk and marked my natural waist and the areas 
where it was too big under my arms.

I took the dress in where it was too big, and cut off the excess.


Then, I took a piece of elastic and measured tightly around my waist, and sewed the ends together.
Not too tight. Just comfortable enough to be able wear all day.


I put the elastic around the waist of the dress. (The dress is inside out) I pinned the elastic along my natural waist chalk line. Keep the elastic nice and even.

I sewed the top and bottom of the elastic using a zig-zag stitch and stretching the elastic as I sewed.


I flipped the dress right side out, and It looks like this!


This dress needed a little extra flair, and I had some trim in my drawer of scraps. So, I sewed this black and silver sparkly trim to the neckline. It was a perfect addition to this little black dress.



This dress was ready for the first day of school meetings!

SO MUCH BETTER!

See you next time!