I'm not sure if altering clothing counts as a make? I'll be using the logic that I 'made' them suitable for wearing and that sewing anything counts as making as far as I'm concerned, so it gets a pass. I forgot I bought these awesome culottes for £1 in a charity shop last year. Vintage M&S, a Minnie Mouse vibe, about four sizes too big... My usual sort of find then. They required a nice and easy alteration involving unpicking the waistband from centre back to centre front, then taking a couple of inches off the three seams. This seemed the best way to adjust the size without faffing about with the zip and it worked a treat. A few inches off the waistband and it was sewn back in place, good as new! I'm a bit in love with the culottes now and I can't wait to get them out again in the warm weather.
Ah, the dress. In my last post I was moaning about the trials of altering the skirt, but it actually went pretty smoothly once I got it unpicked. I then cut a strip off the width of the skirt and sewed it back in place as a straight style rather than pleated. It looked great. So I put it back on...and noticed that the back and side gathers are making my hips look giant. I did literally nothing to the overall shape of the dress, so I have no idea how I never noticed that before. Back I went to the machine, sewing down the skirt from below the waistband to try and smooth out the gathers. Job done, I try it on again and...it looks exactly the same. Now, short of restructuring the whole back and sides of the dress, I have no idea what to do with it. I'm tempted to just live with it and see if I get used to it. Either way, I had to put my machine away so I'll try the dress on again at some point and see if I like it any better. As you can tell from the pictures, I'm very taken by the pockets anyway...
I did a little bit of knitting at night but mostly I just lay on the couch with a hot water bottle watching The Office. It was a pretty awesome night.