All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
Fabric: Sheer fabric with cream flowers and flecks of gold
Year: Old, but new to me
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: February 2012
Wear again? Definitely!
Total Cost: Free
All dressed up and nowhere to go….this week, but my 20th Anniversary is coming up in a few weeks, and I’ll be dining in style with my man. He said he’d even wear a sports coat to match my formal attire. I had the pleasure of spending this weekend in Healdsburg, CA. with two of my lovely daughters and my two adorable granddaughters. We had a lot of fun taking pictures together and posing in all kinds of creative ways. The girls are so much better than my husband at photography. In fact, there are so many good shots that it was hard to choose which ones to post.
The first time I saw the challenge UFO, I wasn’t quite sure what we were supposed to do. “An unidentified flying object”? That couldn’t be it. Then could it mean “un finished outfit”? Hmmm. Could it be “Unexpectly Fabulous Ornament” or “Ultimately Fine Obtainment” or “Unadorned Filiferous Offering” or “Undeniably Festive Outfit”? I’m going to pick…..The Un- Finished Outfit that turned into an Undeniably Festive Outfit. This week’s challenged inspired me to find that funny-looking old gold formal that was hastily wrapped up into a wad and stuffed in a cabinet behind the sewing machine over a year ago.
It was floor length with about a 7 in hem, so I shortened to about my knee. I serged the bottom, pressed it under and top-stitched it. This allowed the delicate transparency of the fabric to stand out from the top of the dress to the very edge of the skirt. I had to take in the sides a bit, and make the belt closure a little bigger for my waist. I also removed the corsage flower from the neckline. I have to admit it was an easy fix, but so rewarding. I would never have touched the thing if it weren’t for wanting to be a part of The Sew Weekly Challenges. Everyone is such an inspiration. See more of this photo shoot at zibergirl.wordpress.com.