It’s not that there is anything ‘wrong’ with my DKNY dress purchased four years ago,
I noticed none of these issues when I bought the dress. The wool jersey dress fit well enough and $200 seemed reasonable.
B u t t h a t w a s i n 2 0 0 9 ! !
Do you know that I have not bought ONE dress since I finished my Ready-to-Wear fast on August 31, 2012?
I suppose I might buy another dress one of these days, but for now the education I am receiving from sewing dresses for myself continues in full force.
If a dress doesn’t fit it’s not attractive.
I wore this dress for two years and put it away when I saw a picture of myself in the dress. I looked unstylish and dowdy.
Now I know that this dress simply needed a gentle refashion.
I began by removing 1½ inches from each side of the skirt to reduce the ease. I did this by running the dress through the serger.
Three inches were cut off of the sleeves, then turned and hemmed on the machine.
The length of the dress was shortened by 2 ½ inches. I machine hemmed the dress using a double needle.
Now I have a new dress. My new hairstyle is compliments of the wind ;)
I think it’s a perfect dress to wear to a literary luncheon as well as my book club tomorrow.
It’s hard to believe that such an easy lesson took so long to learn, but it’s one I won’t forget.
An inch of fabric can equal a mile of style :)
Until soon :)
PS…. MIF = Make It Fit