Once upon a time, I ran into a yellow jersey tunic/dress. I LOVE yellow and although it wasn’t perfect, I told myself that we’d work it out somehow.
As its novelty began to wear off and reality started sinking in, I came to realize that the only reason I ever bought it was because of the color. It was so badly done and truth be told, it looked AWFUL!
Soooo, I had to face the hard truth – it wasn’t pretty. BUT did I mention it was an amazing shade of yellow and that I LOVE yellow. I simply can’t throw it out. I should, but I can’t.
In my total agony over my beloved yellow “uggghhh” dress (no drama here), I decided that I had to find a way to save it, I’ve met wayyyy bigger challenges before. Maybe it just wanted to be something else?
It's now or never.
Sizes are approximate. You can always experiment with different sizes and fabrics too. Here is a quick video how-to.
Attach to lovely creation – starting at center front using tacking stitch.
I started with the bigger size at Center Front and alternated sizes work your way out both ways – trying to stay even
Hem beautifully – of course.
I go through these phases when I try new activities. Then I dive into my usual modus operandi where I get so excited and buy a whole bunch of pieces that I think are absolute must-haves. Sometimes I think that I come up with these new ventures so that I can do that. While some do come about, other don't. For the latter, I end up with a bunch of clothes that I thought were absolutely necessary but are now useless.
But as in my usual modus operandi, I got excited and of course went out and bought a whole bunch of crap that somehow made sense at the time.
So I was left with a lot of junky shirt luggage which I had to unload. Seriously, I would never wear this stuff out in public (or outside of a gym).
Look at this shirt -- I didn’t stop at 1 shirt, I got 2 in black alone.
I hate throwing stuff out and I hate having them mocking me every time I see them.
Sooooo, I’m doing something about it. Especially since there are 2 in one color alone.
I decided to turn those 2 into a drop waist dress.
Now for a bit of technical stuff. You're more than welcome to skip any part you like ;) Unless you happen to need it.
For shirt # 1 -- Went down about 22” from the HPS (High Shoulder Point) – it is the one crossing the neckline and shoulder. Usually the waist is about 17” down in the back from the HPS .
I use tissue paper when sewing knit. It helps to stabilize the fabric. I get a whole bunch at the dollar store and cut them into 2”-3” strips and just use them whenever.
And now you have a really funny looking thing on your hands.
Getting there. Wooohoooo!
Now let’s see what else we can do.
Definitely more wearable. Yayyyy!!!