I love being busy. On top of classes, I am an RA, student body president, peer tutor, choir member, “Brewin’ Den” barista, and admissions aid. I am not quite sure when I breathe or sleep, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sadly, all these responsibilities mean that I do not complete many “just for fun” projects during the school year. With foreknowledge of the coming busyness, I spent the entire week before school sewing, crafting, and cooking. One of the last refashions I completed that week began with a denim frock that I snagged for $1 at a local outlet sale (the same monthly sale where I grabbed this last year and this the year before). With a few snips and stitches, I had a cute new dress for fall.
First, I laid a well-fitting dress over the bulky denim frock and used chalk to outline the smaller dress.
I pinned and sewed along the chalk marks, and cut off the extra material with pinking shears.
I then repeated this process with a favorite oxford shirt so that the arms would fit.
With the addition of a belt and accessories, my dress was ready to wear!