#112 – Altered

#112 - Altered
I’ve been looking for a jersey dress for the summer & traveling. Something that could be casual in the day & dressed up for night. I just couldn’t find anything that fit me correctly, a problem I’ve always had with dresses. I realized I was going to have to follow the advice they always give on What Not To Wear & get one altered. Well, not get one altered but alter it myself. This dress fit perfectly from the waist down but the top was too big so I ended up taking it in about 2 1/2 inches per side. (Sometimes I have a hard time imagining who these dresses will fit).Then I cut away the excess & used a zig-zag stitch to finish the seams. I really should have taken the lining off the top & sort of remade the dress but that was just too much work & I think this looks fine.

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3 Comments to #112 – Altered
    • Dawn
    • you are inspiring…i used to cut my shirts that are too tight in the neck.. or too loose on the sides and tie them like little knots.. but i grew tired now..i had done to costa rica vacation and wound up.. i didn't like altering my clothes then..not until i read your page…

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