Here's a project I started before Stephen arrived, and just finished. I started with an old, a-line dress that's been hanging in my closet for ages . . .
. . . and turned it into this!
I love all the ruffles, flowers and feminine details that have come into style! (I've always been a girly girl, just ask my Mom!) Now I'm having fun incorporating them into my wardrobe.
I cut off about 5 inches from the skirt and used the fabric to make cap sleeves and a button placket (nursing friendly ;-). Then I added ribbon and lace from my scrap stash.
Ta da! Modest, feminine, inexpensive and long enough for very tall me. :-)
There's only one problem. Now that I've got it done, it's turned cold and I'm going to have to wear it with a sweater!
Photo credits to my kind and patient Beloved.