I had this hoodie maybe a month before the zipper broke. I thought about replacing it, but never got around to buying a zipper. I was also a little resentful of having to spend the time and money on a cheap garment. Anyway, this is my quick fix. I cut the zipper out. This hoodie is lined with a contrasting grey fabric so instead of just sewing right sides together, I basted the lining to the shell, then sewed wrong sides together. This gives it the contrasting ruffle down the front. I know, at first glance it looks like a zipper. I also cut the binding off the bottom, just because I liked the way it hanged a little better.
I made this dress over the last few weeks. It turned out really well. The fabric is a ribbed knit that has a nice sheen. I sewed most of it by machine except the hems and the neck line. Hand heming the bottom made it a little wavy in a way I really like. I love how long I made the sleeves. The fabric has so much synthetic in it it feels a little clammy, but I still think I’ll get a lot of wear out it.
I got so many compliments when I wore this last week. I love the fringe skirt, and it seems attractive to many people. My husband, however, hates fringe. So he always comments on my outfit: I like it, but why don’t you cut off the fringe? I think the fringe is the best part of the skirt.
So how much for the outfit? I will say the skirt was the most expensive thing. I bought it from Sears for eight dollars. Everything else is from Savers: boots :5.99, blouse 3.99, sweater: 3.99. The tights I got from Walgreens for two dollars. Total: 23 dollars.