I'm working through a number of ReP-A-R-E projects as my sewing room is overflowing with them.
ReP - RePurposing
A - Alterations
R - Repair
E - Embellishments
ReP-A-R-E #1 is a RTW dress which is just a tiny bit short for me. So this is probably an embellishment (though its sort of an alteration as well).
The dress had a black mesh section at the front neckline with silver and diamante bead decoration.
I decided therefore that echoing the black with a black stretch lace on the hem would work colour wise and also with the level of dressiness.
The stretch lace was hand sewn to the inside of the existing hem whilst watching TV. It had one edge which was straight so was easy enough to sew little slip stitches.
I'm not a very fast hand sewer but I'm pleased with the end result of this one.
Another RePARE soon.