She wore it maybe 3 times, and we realized it was getting too short!
What's a mom to do? Pull out some eyelet lace, and go to work. I cut two pieces of lace that matched the length of the front and back, and then sewed them together on my sewing machine.
Then, I hand stitched the lace in place with a small blanket stitch. That way, it would be easy to remove if not desired by the next little girl who gets to wear this dress. Personally, I think it's the perfect touch for a dress with snowflakes on it.
It worked so well, I thought it might help me with a "coverage" problem of my own. I'd bought a white t-shirt cami to wear under sweaters, but it never fit quite right, and showed more decolletage than I felt comfortable with. So, today I pulled out the left over piece of lace and went to work.
I used the same small blanket stitch, and then realized that the front of the cami needed to be sewn to the lace, too.
I just used a small blind hem stitch...all by hand.
Same thing to hold the lace onto the straps. It took me about 30 minutes...and what a difference. Sorry, no before photos. G rated blog. :)
Ah, much better. And just to keep everything "real", here's one of my outtakes when Dolly found me upstairs.
Please note, the piles of laundry, the gut I didn't get sucked in...and the dirty mirror. I cannot wait to have my own room, and real closets to keep everything tidy!
So, what have you been up to lately?