Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fixing Too Large Cloth Shoes

I love these shoes but the sizes available are too big or too small so I opted for too big and sewed a piece of elastic slightly shorter than the heel length to shorten the shoes slightly.  Had to hand sew because even with a free arm sewing machine, it wasn't possible to get at the heel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Adding Pocket to Athleta Dress

I am obsessed with travel clothing as a frequent flyer.  I love this casual dress but with no pockets it wasn't as useful as I like.

The surplice neckline has 2 layers of fabric all the way down to the diagonal seam past the hips, so there is plenty of fabric for storage.  I can actually put stuff down the front of the dress but looks a little awkward if I were actually going to use it in public.  So I installed an invisible zipper on the right side to make a pocket opening.  Only problem is the dress is fairly tight fitting so can't put anything thick in the pocket.