I used whatever fabric was left over when I made this Joni dress to make a top. Unfortunately it was not quite long enough and has therefore been stuck at the back of the wardrobe – unworn. Until now, I found a length of the fabric that was just sufficient to add a frill. So with no further ado, I gathered up the length, added a twin-needle stitched hem and hey presto, the top is now just the right length!
As regular readers of my blog will know, I dislike making alterations. I would much rather dispose of the offending garment and start again afresh.
However, last year I made this charming Daisy-printed denim dress which I wore just once before I lost weight and it became too big. Since then the dress has been hanging in my ’roundtoit’ space awaiting attention.
Assisted by a good friend, one day I put the dress on inside out and my friend kindly pinned in at the side and centre back seams.
An eternity later I got around to unpicking the waistline seam and tacking the pinned alterations.
Another eternity later I finally installed the correct colour thread on my sewing machine and overlocker so that the alterations are now complete.
One thing that I have noticed is that now I do not have such an impressive bust, (having gone down a cup size) the scoop neckline is a little more revealing than I would like. I have to wear the dress with a lace-trimmed camisole underneath so that I don’t frighten the horses!