Monday, 28 July 2014

Re-vamp your summer dress!

 Hello lovely people!

 It's the summer holidays! Yay! This will be my first summer holidays as a teaching assistant.   So I need to find lots to keep me busy, otherwise I will get bored.

 I bought this dress from Tesco. It's very nice but a bit plain and a tad short for me. It comes just above my knee and if I'm honest I like dresses to fall just below them ( I don't like my knees).

I wasn't quite sure what to do with it.  Then I saw some fabric that was right up my street!

It was pink and had moustaches! In case you don't know these are 2 of my favourite things.

 So I set to work measuring how much I wanted to extend my dress.  To make it fall below my knee needed a 7 inch piece of fabric.  l cut a 18 inch  strip of fabric and folded it over.

I then pinned it to the dress and tried it on again to make sure I was happy with the length.

I was so I began to saw it together.  I decided to sew it under the bottom hemline because it would lie flatter and look better.

Here it is! I added some pink/blue ribbon around the waist to add more colour.  I am really pleased with the end result.

I did a similar thing to another dress I bought in the sale.  It is lovely but l chopped it to just below my knee, ( maxi-dress looked like a big nightie on me). 

I bought some dylon dye and followed the instructions.   I set up a tub under the clotheshorse and let the hem dangle in the water for half an hour.

After 30 minutes l rinsed the hem until the water ran  clear.  Then put it in the washing machine and hung it out to dry.

The colour is very subtle which is what I wanted and if I get bored with it, it will be easy to dye over the top.

Dittery Dot

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