Well, now that I've practiced my sewing skills, and almost mastered the ability to point and click a camera, maybe I can do better!
Once I pulled it from my refash stash, I came up with something that might help. I could take in the elastic waist.
Look! I'm doing it! I'm pulling out old elastic and putting in a new one which I will pull tighter! Like a freakin' sewing whiz or something.
About that camera pointing technique...My bedroom has practically zero natural light when the air conditioner's in the window! And it's a very shiny fabric! Those are just some pins in the new neckline. And look what I did with that button:
It's a DIY belt I made from a piece of rope. I just measured the rope around my waist (x2) and tied knots at both ends. Then, I sewed the button on. That knot fits just around the button, holding the belt on. It's "knot" functional, just decorative. Closer...
See? Kinda cute? Well, I actually thought the dress looked better without a belt. Maybe I'll sew another anchor button in the middle.
All right, I finished my dress! Only thing left to do is wear it! Yup, my vintage size 4 silk dress...
Wait for it...
How unhappy do I look? Do I look like someone with a too tight dress? Oh, this is embarrassing. It's now a little sleeveless jacket thing! I even put on that huge anchor necklace from the old pics. ENJOY >: (
I actually really like this. Also, screw you cake. Screw you, donuts.