No need to readjust your screen, folks. You read right.
The dress fits perfectly, no? It’s always nice when that happens. But the length is pretty atrocious.
Even though I wear a dress maybe once a year, maybe, I love that leopard print. That’s why I bought this. That button detail on the yoke/bodice is pretty nifty too.
I cleaned up the edge with a nice hem.
Sew it down…
Then, I had to deal with the lining.
After I hemmed the main dress, the lining was now hanging below the stitch. Not groovy. So I ran it under our Janome 634D Serger to cut off the excess and bind up the fraytastic edge.
Would you judge me if I told you that was all I did to turn this into a super cute Palm Sunday dress?
It’s still quite chilly in Indiana, so I paired it with some leggings that I also did a bit of tweeking to.
The watermelon cardigan is a faithful standby and the glasses, well, they hide my freak nose.
The shoes are fun, aren’t they? I got them on eBay (I’m pretty sure they were ‘hot’ because these puppies retail for $129 & I got them for $19 “brand new”… oopsies). They’re supposedly designed for us folks with horrible feet. Yeah… they’re not. After church, I was ready for my Dansko’s!
My camera battery was dying, which is why I have all these random pics of me at home and not of me wearing this to church.
I should probably show you what it looks like without the cardigan…
Fish eye lens probably wasn’t the best for this shot…
Super simple refashion, yes. I like the simple ones! 🙂
But that small change made a big difference! And, as always, this was only .99 cents. What’s not to like about that?