Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mama Squirrel Refashions a Sweater Dress

As I mentioned in the Frugal Finds and Fixes post, I bought a slate blue, cotton-polyester knit sweater dress at the thrift store. It was a "small," and I am more of a "medium," but it did fit--except for the length. At one time I would have been too cowardly to whack off the bottom and re-hem it, but if the blogging dress refashioners can do it, so can I.
The before shot; the colour is not really this bright.
To use the favourite phrase of Jillian the The Refashionista: Chop! I laid my other sweater dress on top and held a quilting ruler under that to add a hem allowance.
It was handy to have the extra piece to practice on.
Hemming the dress. I don't have an invisible stitch, but the navy thread was not too conspicuous.
Here is the dress, at a length which the younger set would think is still too long, but it works for me. (I saved the extra piece in case I want a cowl scarf.)

1 comment:

christinethecurious said...

I like altering thrifted dresses too, it looks sharp!