In the tradition of projects, these three alteration projects took up last Thursday. It was so fun to sew again. I really haven’t made much of anything for so long.
I just altered three pre-made finds.
The first is a plaid summer dress from my sister. This is part of the maternity clothes collection that was passed to me! Yahoo! Only one problem, I am the tallest girl in the family, by 3 inches, to my tallest sister. Noelle who sent me this is 5’5″, so I really needed an extra 5 inches of fabric, in order to move around with out exposing myself. So here is what I did:
I added some scrap fabric I had to the bottom, but then it didn’t look finished, so I added a band around the upper waist. I am really excited for this now! I think it looks so summery!
Front and Back (it is so much harder than you think to take pictures of something you are wearing…)
I hope you can see the ruffling I added. It is hard to tell with the black knit, what is going on.
And I just had to add the picture of Kitty checking out the handy work! She is so cute and fluffy!
Lastly, I wanted to make some maternity pants, that didn’t have a waistband that was tight- meaning no elastic at all!! I am so anti-waistbands right no I can’t even tell you. I went to the local Salvation army and bought a pair of jeans (on a 50% off day- so $3.50, score!) They fit my legs and thighs, then I just sort of experimented with finishing the new knit waist band.
Next time I won’t cut off the back waistband, I am not sure why I decided to do it this time, but live, do, and learn.
First, I pulled them on and pinned around the curvature of my new belly.
I then cut a band for the back, and sewed the sides together, and folded the bad side in and pinned them to the outside of the cut pants, like so:
When I was done sewing the pined area on, this is what I had:
And with a shirt pulled low over it, you can’t even tell!