So on my very last post I emphasized the fact I always buy new to clothe my bottom half…
I thought, “What the heck?” This only cost me $1. Why not give it a whirl? So I cut the striped bodice from the skirt, leaving the side zipper in tact.
Shortening the zipper to fit was actually pretty easy!
Then I folded the zipper in to the new hem. I pinned it pretty good and cut the excess zipper off!
Sew that raw edge now, of course.
Okay, so I have to rant just a little bit… I know that in my pictures I typically show my needle dangerously close to my pins. Rest assure I do NOT sew over my pins. This is just for the picture’s sake.
I don’t care how talented of a seamstress you are, you cannot miss the pin every single time. You just can’t. It’s impossible. Get over yourself 🙂 You see them do it on Project Runway because those are industrial machines designed to be treated like crap by their users! I may not be the best seamstress (I’m actually pretty awful, still), but I DO know ABOUT machines. I’m employed full time in this capacity and just believe me when I say, Do NOT sew over your pins.
Rant over. For now.
No, really. I actually think it turned out all right.
I don’t typically take my pictures so early in the day like this, but I had an early Mary Kay appointment (another reason for the skirt…). I wore this to my appointment and was quite comfortable in spite of myself.
The shirt was a
garage sale reject gift from a friend.
The Dansko sandals were completely free per my sponsorship at the time.
Cocktail ring was a Mary Kay prize! Bracelet was a gift from Muffin. Sunglasses were a vacation splurge last November 🙂
Fun Summer look for next to nothing! Can’t beat that 🙂
Hope everyone’s summer is great so far!