I love bargains.
I really love online bargains.
I have snapped up many a bargain with online shopping.
Pants for $3 with free postage.
Assorted jewellery for 99c with free postage.
Gorgeous dress for $14, down from $69.
My latest buy was a dress, it was marked down again, and again.
I liked something about it, but hated something about it too.
I was lured in, and finally resisted the urge when it dropped to a staggering $3.
It looked lovely on the online photos...
When I got it, it looked the same.
But I knew it would be an unflattering design.
Nothing to show my waist, so I looked like a giant blue and black blob complete with ruffles.
Yes, I did have a moment of panic.
I did have a moment of doubt.
Could I rescue this??
I looked at it, and got out my scissors...
I chopped all the bottom frilly, puffy stuff off and was left with this.
I chucked it on, found a belt that matched and threw the remaining fabric around my neck as a scafr.
It is way too short for my liking, but with tights it will be much more comfortable!
Though I have considered adding a little something to it, I just haven't decided yet!
Since I was on a role with sewing clothes, I dug out this old pattern from my never-ending pile of work in progresses...
I haven't taken many photos, as it is just finished and in the wash.
But as you can see by this photo, I changed it up a bit.