Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yah for doing it myself!

I bought this dress at a thrift shop on Phillip Island months ago when we were there with Steve's Mom and Aunt. It was way too big over the back and I've been meaning to take it to be fitted ever since. I was hoping to wear it this Saturday and finally took it yesterday to be taken it. The lady at the alteration place said that it was meant to have an elastic in the back, which explains why it was so big. She was also going to shorten my straps while she was at it. So, it was just a matter of putting an elastic in the back and taking the straps up a little. She was going to charge me $60. I almost fainted. I don't get many things altered but that seemed excessive, no? I mean I only paid $6 for the dress! I decided it was worth trying to do myself. If I messed it up, it only cost me $6 in the first place and it would be a good way to learn. So, for $1.29 a metre for elastic (of which I only used 35 cm), I managed to do just that. Fix it up, not mess it up, thankfully! I wouldn't want you to look too closely at my stitching but I think I didn't do too bad of a job! It's definitely wearable for Saturday night, it fits quite well now and, in total, the whole dress only cost me $7.29! Yah for thrifted pretty dresses! I'll be taking my camera with me on Saturday, so I'll be sure to post a photo of the dress on at some point!:)

4 comments:

Kaserine said...

Way to go! I love the colour, looking fwd to seeing the pics! :-)

Visible Voice said...

I knew you could do it! It's super pretty!

Anonymous said...

The dress is great - but how are the bruises? Love Louise

Tracey said...

You are going to look so good in your dress, that no one will even notice the stitching. And if they hint that they might, you can distract them with your legs. Oh, wait. How are the legs? I think the leg make up idea was not a bad one.