As I am sure that everyone has seen a million times, this is the diagram of the dress. It is one piece of fabric. The front part has a closer-fitting skirt that fastens in the back and the circle skirt fastens in the front.
The two ends of the circle skirt are supposed to overlap slightly on the front and button over each other. Except I cut mine too small. I had NO overlap. What to do? The way I saw it, I had four choices:
- Scrap the project - I would have needed to cut the entire back part out again and I didn't have more of this fabric. (sad and really bothers the very cheapskate in me)
- Continue making the dress and put it in my closet until I stop eating so much chocolate and lose weight. (you would have to pry that chocolate out of my cold, dead hands, so not an option)
- Continue making the dress and give it away to a smaller friend. (Yeah, right)
- Find a way to make it work, not waste fabric and continue eating chocolate. (winner!)
I'd apologize for the unneeded use of French, but it makes me feel good actually using something I learned at university. Almost like I wasn't paying student loans for 17 years for nothing... Almost. But I digress. Here is the bias tape extension.
Fabric: 5 yards on sale at the evil Walmart = $5.00
Bias tape: (sadly, I didn't make my own) JoAnns = $7.50
Button kit: JoAnns = $2.75 (with coupon!)