I’m going to be starting themed posts called “Mended”. What the posts will be about is how I fixed something I bought or already had to make it more wearable. It could also be considered refashioning but I have a huge stack at any given time that needs to be fixed/mended somehow.
I’m also hoping to start writing posts with the theme “My Style”. I have some cute outfits that I’d like to share because really, they are fairly inexpensive and I love to look at how people style themselves for an affordable price. We’ll see how long it takes me to get around to these posts, because picture taking is the biggest roadblock here. Maybe I’ll invest in a remote for my camera. And I just might be cropping out my face in most of them because I’ve got no modeling skills available in my repertoire.
Anyways, here we are graced with my 9 year son’s picture taking ;).
Not a bad price at all, so I grabbed two because it was too short for me and I figured $13.00 for a dress isn’t bad. I know the part where I sewed on the bottom portion doesn’t look great in the pictures, but I promise in real life it actually looks pretty good.
I just cut off the bottom portion of one dress and sewed in onto the other, following the existing stitching. I made sure to choose a matching thread. It doesn’t seem so wavy in person. But the best part about it is, the dress with the portion cut off the bottom is now a great shirt! And I didn’t have to hem anything on it because it’s knit. So really, I got a dress and a top for $13.00. Just took about 20 minutes to do. Mending can be so rewarding. I will admit I purged my mending stash because some things have been there so long they don’t interest me anymore. But I’m hoping to do better.
Happy Monday and thanks for reading!