Life (well, work and yard work mostly) has kept me incredibly busy lately. The only crafting that happened for about a month there was a little knitting on the couch when I was too exhausted and/or brain-fried to do anything else. BUT I finally had the time and energy last weekend to do some sewing, and It. Was. Fabulous. I mean, seriously, so therapeutic! Of course, it took me another week to get pictures, but hey, it's progress.
To ease back into it, I started with some simple t-shirt and tank dresses that will be perfect for summer. The first of which was this striped jersey not-quite-maxi dress I pick up for a few bucks at Thrift City. The top fit fine, but it was a bit too snug around the belly and hips, hugging every curve and just a little too tightly. Not good. Plus the length was just weird.
So I snipped out the midsection. The greatest thing about working with stripes is those handy-dandy lines to help you cut straight! Then I stuck the right-side-out top into the inside-out skirt and added a bit of elastic. I all three together at the side seams, then the center front and center back, then half-way between each of those pins, and then half-way between those pins.
I ran the whole thing through my serger, and that was it!
Such an easy conversion and such a comfortable dress! I'm going to be wearing this all summer long, I can tell!