After the fiasco of my second dress, I decided to take on something a little easier-- an alteration. I'd found this 60's stewardess style dress at a local thrift store for $5.00. It was many sizes too big for me and many inches too long. Quite frankly, it looked like a bad housecoat that I remember my mom wearing (sorry mom!).
So, I took that sucker to the sewing machine and with dogged determination, I was going to get something right. And guess what? I did! I took in the waist many inches and made it much shorter. I like it. Sure the hem's a little goofy if you look real close, but I'm my own worse critic.
Anyone know how to get rid of old dress smell? I tried to wash it. Still smells kinda funky.