…And The Dance Is Friday

The neighbor girl called me in a panic.  The dance is Friday.  She has a date.  But, the dress….oh, the dress.

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“It was only $12.  Can you make it work?  PLEASE?!”

Well…..

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First, was to find some fabric for the straps.  It doesn’t look like it would match here, but there is matching color in the skirt.

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Then, the scary part.  There was no way to nip-and-tuck out nearly 8 inches in the waist.  The only choice:  SCISSORS!

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Then, tear out part of the zipper, down to the waist, re-gather it and reinstall the zipper.  Not perfect but not bad.  Add the straps.

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Girl happy.  Dance saved.  A little blogging and a cup of hot chocolate later and my nerves are as good as new

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13 thoughts on “…And The Dance Is Friday

  1. Great do-over, crisis averted. Marvelous what scissors and a gathering thread can achieve. Neighbour girl not only will feel like the belle of the ball but looks the part too. I hope she has a great night at the dance.

  2. you have to be the cleverest person i know with making over clothes..i love it..and it looks wonderful on her..like Deborah says she looks 20# lighter…she will be the belle of the ball is right..and i do love that fabric..

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