I finished sewing my cabin dress over a week ago, and I hung it in the closet to think about it. I LOVE everything about it, except one little detail, it’s too short. It is a tunic (or shirt) pattern, and I’m not really a tunic girl. I knew that going into it, so I added an inch in length, just guessing that would be long enough for me to wear it comfortably as a dress, a cute plaid shift dress. I was wrong. I should have done a little more than just guess.
So then I just let it hang in my closet trying to decide what to do with it. Can I become a tunic girl? It would look cute over jeans or leggings, and I’m sure many people could pull it off, but it’s just not my style. I wouldn’t reach for it as a tunic. I polled some opinions from the family if I could add length to it, but in the end I decided I’m chopping off the bottom and letting it become a shirt. At first I was bummed over the cute fabric I wasted, but I need to also remember it would be a whole lot more wasted fabric if I left it as is (I wouldn’t wear it). So I’m happily chopping off a little and rehemming it as a shirt!