The $6 dress

When we first moved to this area around 6 months ago, I spotted an awesome looking Salvation Army op shop. Since then I’ve been driving past thinking “I must go in there one day” but forgetting to go back and have a look.

The other day I finally ventured in and discovered a beautifully laid out store with so many brilliant things. Old records, sports equipment, kids shoes, vases etc. I was very well restrained and only came out with 5 things:

  • A set of badminton racquets – $5
  • A bracelet – $2.50 (which actually doesn’t fit me, whoops, I’ll donate it back)
  • 2 doilies – 50c (not sure what for yet, but I know they’ll come in handy for something)
  • “I am a duck” children’s book by Mike Wilkins and Jeff Wakefield – 50c
  • and this dress – $6:

The $6 dressThis dress is super comfy and I really like it. It’s a little puffy but I can deal with that.

The only problem is that dresses are usually too short for me, and this is no exception. I’m not really, really tall, but obviously taller than the people who decide on dress length are used to. The other problem is that I ALWAYS forget to do the bend over and sit down tests when I try stuff on. Note to self – start remembering.

Good news: I had a quick look at the hem to see what could be done, and found this:

Hem of the $6 dress… a super giant 10cm hem! I did a quick check to make sure that the fold hadn’t left a faded line, nope, all good!

A little unpicking, a little ironing and a little sewing back up and we are done. All ready for our trip to the beach next week, keep your fingers crossed for sunny weather for us (not looking good at the moment…).

I often forget that with a bit of investigating I can try and fix things to fit me better. Off to search my wardrobe to see what else needs altering…

Nicola xx