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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Work alterations

Last week I took out my summer clothes and they all needed altering. Isn't that always the way. So this was the perfect weekend to decide on whether I should invest my time on altering or giving my clothes to charity. What I had to decide was: Is this style still suitable for work? Does this style still work on me? Is this one of my colours? I originally made this dress in December 2009.
This dress needed the sleeves to be brought closer onto my shoulder by 2.5cm. I also brought in the side seams by 2cm on each side. The great thing was this dress isn't lined and the seams are overlocked. I had already taken off the trim that I had originally put on this dress two years ago. Overall, I invested about 2 hours on this alteration.

7 comments:

Kristy said...

do our clothes morph and change themselves when packed away for a season? I find that my clothes often need alterng after getting them out again in places where I haven't changed like the necklines or shoulders too - perhaps they weren't that great to begin with and we just put up with the fit because we were happy to have finished them??

I think this dress was worth the further work, it's a lovely shade of blue on you with your dark hair and that style is so timeless it will always be appropriate.

Carolyn said...

What a lovely classic dress! Well worth the effort of re-fitting it for a new season; the new fit looks wonderful!

velosewer said...

Kristy. I think you're right. Now I think it's definitely a better fit as opposed to simply a finished item.
Thank you both.

MushyWear said...

This dress was definitely worth saving. The fit looks perfect and the color is so pretty on you.

Sharon said...

Love this dress, well worth the time spent and you can change the look with different accessories, a winner!

Sue said...

I am with everyone else - worth your time - it looks great!

Janis said...

I love this dress on you! Isn't it great when you can make something old and forgotten from your closet look new again?

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