This Kept Me Up All Night
The only problem was the collar. It was very high and gathered and made it look like I had one gigantic boob. So I was inspired to do a little project. That little project kept me up until almost 4 in the morning, sewing the details by hand.
At approximately 1:53 am, I got the idea and started to snip away at the collar. It was pretty easy to cut it straight using the polka-dot pattern as a grid.
Approximately 2.53am, after pinning the fabric down to a pointed collar, I stitched both the outer polka-dot layer and the inner solid layer with a black topstitch. I stitched up the original piping to hide the seam from what used to be the inside of the collar.
I added a shiny, black button to the tip of the v-neck, to hide the stitching there. With the split sleeves, it's quite charming.
By a quarter to 4, I had a fantastic new dress for my collection!
Since it's so difficult to take photos of one's self in dresses, I may have to recruit a helper for the next project. Any volunteers if I promise not to work at 3 in the morning?