Today I channeled my inner college freshman (we were the Lumberjacks) and donned this lovely lumberjack-esque flannel number. Did I mention it was $1.52? I wonder why…
Can you find the Shawn in this picture? I didn’t think so…
After I quit goofing around, I began to add some shape by pinning a new seam in the center-back panel of the top. I tried (and slightly failed) to show this below. I folded the fabric and created a new seam from waist to collar.
I created the seam starting from the waist (since I wasn’t 100% sure how I was going to treat the bottom of the dress) and followed the plaid pattern straight up through the collar. I love when my fabric is also the ruler.
Next, I brought in the sleeves by pinning along the underside of each sleeve. I realized in these pictures you can’t see my pins, so the black yarn is showing you where they ran. Tricky, right?
It was decision time. I was already having a hard enough time since the dress was yellow. Don’t get me wrong, but I could list all the yellow clothing items I own on one hand… even if I was missing three fingers. I’m all about adventurous, but I didn’t think anyone could handle THAT MUCH yellow. So, this dress became a cute little flannel peplum. That’s a thing, right? If it isn’t, it is now.
I did a little more editing and shortened the flip a bit and thus my new favorite flannel was born. I say everything is my new favorite… but I mean it I promise! Also, as noted by my fella, yes it’s August, but it’s always a good time for a cup of Sleepytime Vanilla tea!
Not bad, eh? Definitely better than that floor length flannel wonder! Oh and did you want to come see my new happy place? My neighbors were having a garage sale today and were selling this antique desk for $30! It was fate, I’m sure of it… or I just can’t help a bargain! I get it from my mother. I needed a place to keep my sewing machine— it’s been living on the kitchen table/floor for the last few months. You’re homeless no more little Singer!