I started THREE sewing projects yesterday. One was an EPIC fail that could not be salvaged (that's what happens when you get cavalier about pinning without measuring! And I have very little patience for seam ripping. Or pretty much anything.) The other started to be too hard to deal with. The third one I started and had to come back to a few hours later. It's amazing what a break in time can do for your creativity--coming back to a project you're stuck on later, in a different room, under a different lamp, different time of day, different music, etc., can totally change your project.
Here's what it started out as. A pretty maxi dress that is strapless. Which means I basically wore it once and realized that ladies with huge cans cannot wear strapless dresses.
The top part is smocked.
And up close of the skirt.
I pinned my top hem.
Then I sewed the raw edge on the new straps.
I pinned the straps to the dress and sewed.
Here's the other side.
Boom! Straps to a strapless dress!