I have to admit that this is the recon I'm most excited about since I started this little weekly tradition! It's also the most ambitious Wednesday project to date, so this post will be a little picture-heavy. Consider yourself warned...
last fall's Ren Faire costume. And I also found this shirt....dress...thing. I'm pretty sure it's a dress, but it was a bit wonky in spots.
I didn't have to do a ton in the way of tweaking to bring its greatness from potential to reality, actually, though of course it took longer than I thought it should have. I'll blame that on the lining, since that meant I had to hem twice! So I ended up chopping over a foot of fabric off of the bottom (I'm pretty sure I got all the stains off in the process, too!), adding 3" slits to the bottom of the sleeves (which were a little too tight around my elbows for comfort), and altering the neckline a tiny bit. And the results:
So now that the weather is supposed to be all nasty and rainy again tomorrow, I think this shirt will definitely be on the agenda once I get home from work. Along with a big, steamy cup of tea-- spiced chai would fit the vibe nicely, don't you think? And some pumpkin cookies, if I had them, but I think that's going to have to wait until Friday since I'm supposed to bring a dessert to the movie night my friends are having and I have yet to make them.
(One last note, for Scruffy Badger-- thanks for the tagging! And I'll get it up as soon as I can--still coming up with things to add to the post!!)