In addition, I also got busy shortening some dresses. See there's this great store here called Uniqlo. (I think it's sparse in the US.) Their clothes are super cheap. Super cheap. I found these maxi dresses (on the left) on sale for ¥590:
The problem is that I don't really like maxi dresses on me. They make me look shorter than I actually am. But I can never turn down cute summer dresses for ¥590! So I bought three. (One I've already shortened,) The dress on the right I bought at a store called Esquilo Branco for ¥990 and even though it's not quite as long as the others, I still though it would look better shorter.
So I just got out the scissors and cut. First, I used a dress that was a good length to measure against. It would have been a tragedy if I made it too short. (Actually, I probably could have made said tragedy into a cute shirt.)
And here's how they turned out:
A little longer than I would have liked but it's still cute.
And it's fitting that this is my favorite design and it turned out to be the perfect length!
Anyway, that's all on the sewing front. I hope to make something this summer. I hope I can!