As a stay at home mom, the only times I actually have the reason to dress up, or time and energy to try to look decently nice is on Sundays when I go to church. I LOVE dresses so I have plethora of dresses(more than any other clothing item I own) but Sundays and occasional weddings are the only chances I get to wear them really, which is a bummer because I feel like I don’t put them in good enough use! So I’m going to try to wear dresses more often, and if I’m a little over dressed sometimes, oh well, who cares? I will also try to start a weekly post called “Sunday Best” to take pictures of my Sunday outfits.
I found this pretty dress online, and I knew it’d be just a tad too short for me since I’m LDS and I wear garments, otherwise I personally think it’s a great length(shhh, don’t tell my LDS peeps I said that ;), but I knew I could do something about it.
I debated between getting fuchsia fabric or white fabric to use to lengthen the dress, and decided to go with the white in the end. I wanted the floral details to be the main focus of the dress and using fuchsia fabric would’ve distracted from that.
I flipped the dress inside out and attached a 4″ width white fabric to the bottom lining of the dress. Then hemmed the bottom of the white fabric I attached by folding it twice in 1/2″ width. That’s it!
(don’t look too closely, my bobbin’s been giving me problems and the stitches were looking terrible!)
outfit thanks to: jacket: sheinside(buy it here) | floral dress: choies(buy it here)
I have two more dresses that I want to alter, one dress I want to lengthen, the other dress to add sleeves, so stay tuned! If I can manage to find some time with my crazy, hectic life with three kids, that is. Raising three kids is kicking my butt right now.