On the day of my office holiday party, I decided I needed a new dress. Mostly because JB did not like the sparkly Ottobre dress. What's a girl who sews to do?
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I headed downstairs around 11.
Traced the long skirt pieces of Anna, pressed the fabric and started working on layout.
Ran upstairs and had JB measure how long I am from back neck to floor
folded all the pieces up and tried layout again
folded the pieces up once more (for a total of 4" out of length) and finally got it all to fit
Cut dress out.
grabbed bucket of serger thread, tested, rethreaded serger, tested again
it was now 1:25
we were suppose to be downtown at 3
I will tell you for the party - this dress wasn't even hemmed.
It's a nice heavy jersey and it didn't need a hem.
I put the entire dress together with my serger
the only place it saw my sewing machine was the neckline and armholes.
Because it was a party - I cut the back into a deep v as well.
This is how I wore it work.
Black ankle boots, jean jacket and a plaid scarf.
Oh - and I hemmed it - 1.25" (that's 5.25" shorter than the pattern pieces!)
Looking at these photos - I could take about 1/2" out of the shoulders
and maybe take it in just a smidge.