What to do when too tired for a full sewing project…

Shorten something!

This dress bothered me the last time I tried to wear it. It just didn’t feel right.



I wondered what it might look like shortened into a tunic. As I was too tired to focus on a full sewing project I decided the only way to find out was to do it.

Thats what it looks like.

Thats what it looks like.

And this is what it looks like on me.


I’m not sure if I prefer it or not, but its too late now, its done. I’m wondering if half the problem is the fabric itself. Whilst I love the Liberty tana lawn fabric, it creases like buggery the minute you put it on, as you can see from the picture. And I just don’t feel right when my clothes are all creased from the start. Its different if you’ve been wearing them all day for them to be creased, but at the start of the day I think not! Its a shame as I really love the pattern of this fabric and I love the feel of the fabric, but at the moment I don’t think I’ll be buying anymore. Its too expensive to not be entirely happy with it, don’t you think?

  1. Poppy

    have you tried starch? I give my tana lawn a squirt and press, usually m&s spray starch. Tana lawn is expensive, lovely to wear. Looks great as a tunic!

  2. Ooh no I haven’t. Thanks for the tip, I’ll get some and give it a go :0)