Every seamstress knows that feeling of satisfaction she gets when someone compliments on what she is wearing and with great pride she can blurt out “I made it myself.”
On a recent shopping trip I found this cute little number:
It was reasonably priced and I knew it would fit without trying it on. However, I’m quiet old fashioned and it proved to be too short to my liking. My dresses/skirts have to be at least below the knee or longer. However, I really liked the dress.
So I took two yards of black fabric which matched the original skirt in feel as well as color. Then I proceeded to detach the bodice from the skirt.
Now it was just a matter of making a new skirt – straight stitch and overlock on my serger. Attach the bodice to the skirt and hem it. Oh, a ball point needle is always a blessing with this kind of soft knit with a touch of spandex.
Now it is perfect for me.
Oh, the rewards of sewing!