For all my sewing machine phobics out there, I’ve got the perfect no-sew refashion for you today!
It was inspired by the infamous “shirt dress” that we’ve all seen.
When I found the exact same “dress” at Goodwill for only 99 cents, I snatched it up RIGHT away!
I tried on one of my belts with this and, unfortunately it was a little too “billowy” for my liking. The tag said “XS” for gripe’s sake. I’m amazed I could even fit it over my head! Where the heck was all this extra fabric coming from?!?
Upon closer inspection…
I guess Maternity sizes are different than “regular” sizes because no where in the great United States is a size 8 (6 on a really good non-bloated kind of day) an “XS”… oh well.
What to do? What to do?
I really wanted to wear this to church Sunday morning but I actually don’t have a sewing machine at my house so I had to creatively find a way to “cinch” this dress.
I found one of my grandmother’s (“Nanny”) brooches and cinched the material right at the bust…
Nanny always had style! 🙂
I rolled up the sleeves, and put on a pair of jeans… There was just a little too much of a leg situation for my liking to wear it as a dress…
I wore this to church as planned. I was on the worship team this week so if this refashion sucked I was just going to live with the shame of 300+ spectators…
Hubs and I also had a date afternoon at a local Italian Restaurant where much food was consumed!
I’ve never done a “no-sew” refashion before; I’m not that creative. I was forced to face my fear, though, this Sunday. Maybe you no sewers out there will face YOUR fears and try doing a sew-refashion 😉
Inspiration piece: $148
Refashioned piece: $1
Savings: $147 🙂