|once upon a time, at graduation|
|trying it on last month|
Anyhow, enter my blue silk dress (store bought. not me me-made) -- I hadn't worn it since graduating college, and didn't really love it even then. The fit was just never quite right, although at the time I didn't know what was bothering me Anyhow, still loved the fabric, and still hated the fit- although by now what was once a trifling annoyance had become unacceptable to wear out of the house ... so I chopped it in half and made a skirt. I was originally trying to reshape the bust and keep it as a dress -- but that just wasn't going to work out unless I put in a lot more time / patience than I had. ..so, chop chop chop!
|new waist band|
|all snazzy and wearable|
It turned out to be a good thing I didn't have weeks to prepare, as I would have ended up way overdressed. But lets be honest, who would really care? Party dresses are fun and people are boring. Party dresses for everyone! (Someday in the future. Still working on practical coats over here. grumble grumble grumble)
Anyhow, as this took a dead weight out of my closet and turned it into something new, and because I am already tired of this fabric-fast, I am counting this as item two of fifteen.