The Homeschool Uniform Makeover

Not too long ago. In a land far far away there was a Size 22 home schooling mama. Denim dresses. Long. Pocketed denim dresses were in style back in the '90s and I'm sure this was a fabulous dress in it's day. I bought this little number for a quarter. Yes. Twenty-five cents. At one of my local thrift stores.

Here's the size 22 - in all her glory.... You can't see the pretty white embroidery around the collar and the top edge of the pocket. It's sweet. I wanted to keep the pockets. But, I got lazy.

So the redesign is pocketless .... Well. I do still have the front pocket. It took A LOT of cutting and I had to put a gusset in after not allowing enough seam allowance at the bustline. I like it. 

This little number goes in my YaiYai Collection I'm designing for myself. 
This winter I can wear a longsleeve t-shirt and leggings! Dual duty! 

Happy Tuesday!


Anonymous said…
I met you when you were size 22 in 1992. You came to Help Mate and taught us ladies how to be organized and some handy homemaker tricks. I called this dress a Calvary dress. I thought all the ladies at Calvary wore this type dress. I love what you did to the dress and I love you!
- Paula Glover
Cathy Veenema said…
Betty has always been a good organizer/re-designer/handy homemaker......she was my "Titus Woman" even if she is only a couple years older than I, she taught me a lot!
Love ya "B"
Betriska said…
Well ... I'm still not sure how to directly reply to comments, Ladies. I would like to thank you for stopping by and leaving such loving comments for me. Thank you. It really means a lot to me. Bless you both.

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