I added a pocket and my favorite accessory, buttons.
My surger made contrasting edges.
I used Refashionista's idea from (The Jersey Dress from old Ts)
and cut the hem and neckline from the orange shirt to use as edge binding for the armholes and pocket.
She is a fantastic refashioner/blogger/writer/etc. and this orange dress was featured on her Reader ReFash this month.
I find if I stretch the binding as I sew it, the armholes don’t bulge at all.
First stop, my friend’s condo for happy hour. Their deck overlooks Banderas Bay from high up on the mountain. It is, as you can see, a spectacular view.
Next, just a short, death defying walk along the highway, an excellent restaurant situated on the side of the mountain. I had an amazing and
artistically arranged meal of enormous shrimp with blue cheese sauce accompanied by an excellent white wine. (The wine was chosen by the wine expert in the group….not by me, merely the wine drinker!)
Andales! A famous (or infamous) bar in Old Town, and one of our favorites.
What other bar offers donkey rides??????
(His name is Andale and he is adorable.)
It’s the end of a wonderful evening. Tired orange dress relaxes on the deck of our condo. My sweetie bought me a rose from the vendor that sells them at Andales.
The orange dress had so much fun that later in the holiday I took it out again. This outing was for Chinese food. I know!! Chinese food in Mexico????
It felt wonderful gadding about in my orange dress that cost me $8.00. I was proud of the fact that it was all my design, a one of a kind. I received many compliments on it.
Now, back in Saskatchewan, it will be a long time before my orange dress gets out of the closet again!!!!