Wearing the dress on holiday
How the dress started off; lacking buttons!
First of all, I needed to buy some new buttons. The three remaining buttons were large round ones, but I couldn’t find any similar ones, so I picked some new big heart shaped ones to add to the girly 50’s theme! I bought 10 of these buttons for £2 from eBay.
When the buttons arrived, I got sewing them on straight away, using my needle and white thread.
I love the finished look, the heart shaped buttons are so cute!
The finished dress.
This is the original back of the dress, however I needed to change the size of the dress to make it smaller to fit. To do this I simply cut the straps at the bottom of the back, and then sewed them on shorter. I then cut the back panel and brought it in a few inches so it was tighter. I also changed the style of the back, instead of keeping it with that ‘twisted’ fabric, I untwisted it so it’s just a thick panel along the back (to cover my bra strap!). Unfortunately I couldn’t bring it in at the waist, as there’s a thick elastic band going around the waist, however it pretty much fits me now.
What do you think of my dress? How are your sewing skills?