Okay, this has been the project from heck.
While that was fantastic to find out, I did still have some other issues. I couldn't just sew it all back together as before.
And while I will wait until the next post to share about the jacket, this is what I got on the dress!
I won't lie, I like it better than before. The solids are still easy to mix and match with accessories, but I get to incorporate a color I don't have much of in my wardrobe. It's a period accurate way to increase the size of an old garment, either for a bigger person or to refresh its look. A near disaster has become a win!
To read more refinishing tips from the 1938 Mary Brooks Picken book, click here.
Green fabric: new rayon crepe
P.S. I got my hair cut! I am still working on my pin curling skills with such short hair, but here it is with THIRD DAY curls! How great is that?! I hope to exhibit a better first day set soon.