Friday, March 9, 2012

2nd Verse, Little Bit Better...

Well this doesn't look so much like a granny nightgown! There are 3 men in the house, and one pointed out that stripes make me look quite hippy. (Horizontal stripes do that? I had no idea!) Seriously, this is a stash fabric that cost $2/yard and I knew it would look bad as a dress, but I actually feel really cute when I'm wearing it, like I'm headed to a tennis match.


I had asked everyone for their first impression. One said, "80's." That's all he had to say.


The other one said, "That makes you stand out. You look really young, like you're going to a prom. And you look really skinny." (Okay, we know who said that.)


I went from a size 12 bodice to an 8, but the sleeves will be too tight at the armscye, so I need to work that out. I originally cut a 16 skirt, but this time I cut a 12.


So the armscye is just a smidge tight, but the sleeve is ridiculous, so I've got to work that out before I do the REAL moss green sweater knit.


In the meantime, I will be wearing this to Publix and Target, and maybe out to eat at a casual place. And shout-out to SHEILA, who was the only one brave enough to comment on the granny dress nightmare - thank you, Sister!

9 comments:

RobbieK said...

I just saw your new dresses and I think the striped one is cute on you. The pink one, not so much, but that's what muslins are for. Also, the match job on the striped sleeves is awesome!

Pammie said...

I very much love the stripes!! You are inspiring me - I may have to do some serging this weekend!

KID, MD said...

I kept meaning to pop over and comment on the pink one, but you are too fast! I will just say, this is much better!! I think part of that is that the colors/stripes are so much better for you. That pink was really a dreadful color. The fit was too large as well, but it looks like you've fixed that. This looks great! I might even wear it somewhere more high class than the Walmart. I'm crazy like that. :)

Sheila said...

Love itttt! You did a great job modifying it and fits you perfectly. What about unpicking a few stitches from the side seam just under the armhole, possibly 1/2 - 1" and the same for the sleeves for a comfortable fit.

Sister said...

Thanks all! Amazing what the right size'll do for ya', and I'm proud of my stripe-matching. Thanks Sheila for the sleeve tip - I've been thinking about what to do there - I'll try that first.

RobbieK said...

You could put in a gusset, remember Sandra showed us how last year. Or since it is getting warmer, just go sleeveless.

Sister said...

Ooh - I forgot about that! I want to get it figured out for the green dress, but I'll probably leave this sleeveless. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I don't know nothin' bout no sewin', but agree this one looks cute on you!

I'm late to this party, having just discovered your blog--I love it! I will be sad when I finish reading your old archives, especially the entries about old times in the old HomePlace. And Lordy..the pictures! Thanks for the fun memories and many laughs already. Your turns of the phrase are a blast. Amy (Crawford) Minchin

Sister said...

Amy!!!! Welcome to the party - thanks for coming - love your Miss Asterbutt story - had to read it to my mom!