I'm a bargain shoppper, and as such I often buy things that don't fit just because they are cheap. 90% of the time I wont try something on if it is under $5. I figure either:
1. It will fit
2. I will make it fit
3. It wont fit right, but I'll wear it at some point in time and it will be worth it
4. I'll use the fabric for something else.
The next few days will be some of those dresses. First we have the dress where the waist is in the wrong place. I wanted it here.
Allow me first to give my sewing disclaimer
*I do not know how to sew "properly" nor have I ever been taught. This is one of those "please don't try this at home if you're going to hold be liable for a mistake" I make up how to sew things as I go along*
Usually when I try to fit a dress, I will NOT cut it. I figure, that way I can just undo what I'd just done. Since the dress was flowy, I wanted to just take out a big chunk in the middle, so the waist would be higher.
And there you have it.
No, I did NOT cut out the part I sewed. I'm way too afraid to do that. If I did, and some day I was climbing a jungle gym in my dress, and the seam came out...my skirt would fall off. This way, crisis is averted.
I wear belts with my elastic band dresses 99% of the time. I just think it is a more flattering figure. With that, it also hides any imperfections!