The curse of the one size

While on holiday I fell for this chiffon double skirt dress. It’s yellow and a maxi length that fits me. Two things that tick my boxes. But there was a problem. Why does one size even exist?! I could fit into it but I couldn’t  zip it up all the way. Common sense tells me to let it go and I get rid of everything that doesn’t fit me but I made this the exception. So to alter it, my intent was to fold down the sides that usually zip up and maybe make a feature of it. It also got dyed in the wash and I frantically applied Vanish to it. The middle couldn’t be saved but then was planning to cover it with a length of lace as well as eliminating that truly awful cut out with some more lace. Here is how it turned out:

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Before

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Scavenged in the haberdashery shop on my high street and came out with this rose gold lace. I really liked it, however when I sewed it against the yellow, it turned into a more shell pink.

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Pinning and and stuff. Hand sewed everything together.

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So this is the end result. The zip is gone and the back is lined with lace but doesn’t do up (which means I have to wear a camisole underneath anyway as I’m not a backstuff person but the discoloured waist has been disguised and the unflattering cut out has been filled.

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