Yes, it’s yet another weekday alteration project. About 45 minutes. This is what happens when you are petite and everything is too long on you. This is another dress I picked up secondhand at Trends Oak Park — I really am much more willing to make drastic changes to secondhand clothes, somehow. I guess mostly because they’re cheap, so if I ruin them with my novice alterations, it’s not as painful.
For this dress, I was considering three alterations — shortening it, taking in the top just a bit, and adding snaps and thread to the straps so I could secure my bra straps. (No one should wear a bra unless they want to, but even post-reduction surgery, if I go all day without one, my back starts to hurt, alas.)
I ended up skipping the snaps and thread — just didn’t have the patience for hand-sewing last night. I might add them at some point. But I did shorten the dress, taking off six inches, which was coincidentally exactly the width I needed to make a mask, and also took the dress to the length I was looking for.
But wait, there’s more. (See next post…)