The last time I wore this dress, a commenter observed that the proportions seemed off. I had to admit, the length hit my leg in an unflattering place. I added the dress to my sewing pile, intending to shorten it, and it sat there until October.
In June, before the shortening. You can see all the ways I wore this dress, pre-hemming, here.
I have to thank my friend Karen (again!) for teaching me the blind hem stitch. A few episodes of American Hero later, I had a shorter dress. (My sewing pace isn’t fast to begin with, and is further slowed by interfering cats.) I LOVE the new length (or lack thereof).
I don’t know what possessed me to try knee socks and boots with a work outfit, but the result isn’t too bad. The navy socks folded over the dark brown boots are fairly subtle. It might be hard to see in the photo, but the cuffs are accented with little bows. How sweet!
P.S. If you wanted to see the plaid Bitten dress without the cardigan, I’ve updated yesterday’s post with a picture.