So, it's official: I'm an MBA grad now!! The question I get now is: "So what are you going to do now?" What am I going to do? Well that's where the refashions and this blog come in. On to Project duex..
After I mentioned breaking my sewing machine, forgetting to take a before pic of this project and all this other madness, things are lookin' up...
I found a pic of the exact same dress on eBay (sans the belt) and I fixed my sewing machine! The fixing involved myself, my mom, my boyfriends mom, a hammer and multiple glasses of wine. But alas, the machine works!
About the dress: $4 (thrift); label: "my michelle". It was about 2 sizes too big and the length reached my ankles.
What I did: I decided to make a combo shirt-skirt-dress. Say what? MmHmm.. I want a polka dot top, a polka dot skirt and a polka dot dress! If I decide to wear a polka dot dress, well I simply tuck the top into the skirt; put on a belt and viola! Perdy good for my second project, no?
Truth is, in the process I learned how to sew in elastic, make a circle skirt and sew in a zipper. Thank goodness wearing your clothes inside out is faux pas 'cause it looks a hot mess! And the skirt? Haha!
I literally taped the skirt to myself to make the friggin' pleats. I was pretty psyched I got the zipper done on the first try. That is until I pulled the slider a little too hard and it zipped right off! (Stupid cheap zipper)
Good thing I'm a refashionista and not a perfectionista. Anyway, all done!