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A few weeks ago I had plans to go to Value Village after a doctor's appointment as they're close by. Then I saw that it was 50% off day....I went before on a 50% off day and it was nuts. But I decided to try again as I had just seen some fabric there that I had passed over but I couldn't stop thinking about. It was gone though :( I did find some jersey sheets that I thought I could use to make summer dresses, muslins, and/or a baby wrap sling for Lucy's teacher. I didn't find much else that I thought would work for me as is, or to refashion. I did grab one dress that caught my eye.
I didn't get a before picture, but it was long! I didn't think the bodice would fit me (it was a size Large), but thought the skirt was long enough that I could take the bodice off and get a short dress just from the skirt. I tried it on at home, and surprise, it DID fit! So then I thought I'd take off the woven strips on the bodice, and use them to make wider shoulder straps, although I don't seem to need a bra. However, when I held them out of the way, the bodice was really boring looking.
I took the 7 1/2" off the bottom and slip it in half, and hemmed the half from the top. I tried a twin needle to see if it'd match the original. The needle wasn't a stretch needle so it didn't work. I gathered the long strip, pinned it on, sewed it down, and presto! A great, new summer dress! The ruffle sweetens up the sultry animal print, and a black stole gives a little coverage. Perfect for a day trip to Toronto, or for date night!