Tuesday, 10 July 2012
One more week and we will be flying into the summer!
So when I walked past a cheap and cheerful yellow dress with butterflies (while Eva was doing some spying
in the mall), I couldn't resist.
It was a bit on the short side, but I was wearing thick thighs when I tried it on and it seemed ok.
Before packing it, I just quickly wanted to see what it would look like with bare legs.
This was a quite a shock.
There is no way I can get away with wearing it without thighs.
As I am still hoping that it will actually be warm in Germany (despite having lived through many cold and wet
summer there), I went looking for fabric scraps to use on the dress.
The only thing I had that was long enough was a Chinese 'lace' tablecloth.
I have a whole stack of them. Some got turned into pillows, and a couple are hung up as curtains.
When I want to do something, I can be a tiny bit impatient.
Instead of buying new fabric, I decided the curtains would add a retro-cool edge to the dress.
They also had the added advantage that they don't need to be hemmed.
My sewing machine is still unraveling the threads as she sews them, so I had to sew it on by hand.
Here is a quick how-to, in case you also have dresses that are too short:
Here is the original dress:
And here it is laid out on the tablecloth:
I cut a strip off and pinned it onto the dress, then sewed it on by hand. If your machine is less of a primadonna, I would suggest sewing it on with the sewing machine:
My assistant wasn't interested in sewing by hand and rather took a nap:
Lots of love to you, have a fabulous day.