Just before Christmas I went to Savemart for a look around and spotted (haha) this amazing rayon dressing robe:
Priced at $4.5 the only thing I could see wrong with it were these tears under the arms:
So one afternoon after work last week I carefully removed the sleeves and the offending torn armpits. Then this weekend I affixed some bias binding to the sleeve edge - the binding was one of three packets I got from the excellent supply of haberdashery at the Butterflies shop.
Now, I have encountered a new problem - the armhole is slightly longer than I would want for a sleeveless wrap dress. So when my trusty Husky is next out of the sunroom and on the kitchen table I will take the robe in around 1-2 cms down the side seams making the armholes smaller in the process. I am a bit annoyed though because I had hoped to wear the dress this week. I also finished my sleeveless shift dress from the purple peony and fish material - again I had hoped to wear it this week but this time the weather intervened. It has been very cold, windy and pouring with rain.
Here I am on Sunday morning, before the rain fell in abundance, wearing my green Norman Linton dress which is fairly densely knitted polyester and therefore able to resist the southerly breeze. As you can see I am almost recovered to my normal self and able to hold an amazing cruise ship in the palm of my hand.
Today, in acknowledgement of the start of the Year of the Dragon, I decided to wear my new dragon wrap skirt (Trademe $6). Again, I had to wear warmer clothes and boots due to the gusty breeze. The belt is a thrifted one from the Yellow Shop and the top is by Staxs, a faux wrap in a light knit which I have had for years. Boots from the St V de P.