First off, I want to address the lack of daily outfit posts. I've quite loved my outfits so far this week, but I've not really been inspired to take any photos. I'm guessing it is because I haven't been sleeping very well this week or exercising so I'm feeling very blah, not in a photogenic mood. I've debated recreating each of the outfits and taking photos of each all in one session. We'll see...
I've recently re-discovered ebay. It's not that I've ever really forgotten it was there, I've just not felt the urge to search and discover treasures on there. Sure I visit various vintage clothing stores on there, but I have placed a bid on there in years.
Randomly perusing the site last week, I came across a really cute colorblock dress. I quite liked it, placed a bid and won it at a very reasonable price.
I knew when bidding that it would probably be a touch too big for me, but I couldn't resist. However, it never occurred to me that it would be too long for me. The dress, as seen in the picture the seller took, goes a few inches below my knees. I didn't love that.
I've been wanting to get into sewing, doing my own alterations and making my own clothes for quite some time. I've been looking into purchasing a sewing machine as well. I very nearly impulsively purchased one last night at Target. My problem is I'm not sure what sorts of features I should be looking for when I purchase one. I'll have to keep researching I guess. For now, if I want to wear this dress, some serious alterations need to take place. The Clothes Horse has inspired me to go ahead and do it.
Last night, I took a seam ripper to the seam at the waist line and deconstructed the dress. I cut off several inches and begun reshaping it. I ran out of time to put it back together however so it's lying in pieces on my floor. As soon as I have time, I'm going to borrow Traci's sewing machine and put it back together.
If you have any tips for gathering the fabric to attach it to an elastic band, let me know. That is the only part of this project I can't visualize in my head and that worries me.
Wish me luck!
Last night when I was at Target, I also purchased a Kimono Dress from the GO International line.
I fell in love with the detailed pleats on the shoulder. I didn't love the way my body lost any semblance of a womanly shape in it though. I know I could accessorize it with some sort of belt or something at the waist. I bought it because I have one belt that may work, but I want more options. How would you accentuate this dress with accessories. Do tell.
That's all for now. Sorry it was so long!