So just before I sent a bag of old clothes off to the thrift store, I pulled this dress back out and made new plans for it. Its cute but I was never going to wear it as a dress. I would probably wear it as a top though!
|You're getting a second chance!|
So after taking this before pic I measured how much I wanted to cut off the bottom, leaving enough extra length for a new hem. I placed a pin where I would need to cut
Then I folded it over so when I cut both sides would be the same length.
I used the same zig-zag option on my sewing machine for hemming the lace because the lace is stretchy and I wanted a stitch that would stretch with the fabric.
Next I pinned and hemmed the lace. I was careful when sewing the hem not to pull and stretch the fabric. I made sure it was straight, but let the feed dogs move it through the sewing machine.
Here is the result. That white spot is my thrifted painted hutch reflecting light. I lost day light right as I started this project. Im pretty happy with the results!