Saturday, April 16, 2016

A Little Black Dress From a Track Suit?

Hello Readers. My project today is something I started a while back. It began with this black velour track suit. It was a bit big. The original post is here.


I kept the jacket and shorts for exercising and lounging. I still had those legs leftover. What could I do with those. I decided to make a dress. 


I attached the two legs together and made a BIG tube. The bottom of the legs would be the bottom of the dress. That gave me a nicely finished hem. I am using a wide striped elastic as trim and straps. Why? I liked the stripes and I couldn't find any ribbon I liked.


I pinned it around the top and used my machine to attach it to the big tube that was my dress. It added a couple inches and hid the raw edge where it had been cut.


I then added straps. I attached them at an angle to cover my bra straps. I want to wear a normal bra and not worry about it showing. 


Here is the front with straps attached. I am hoping the stretch in this elastic will make it very comfortable and hold up well in the washing machine. Once the straps are attached, I can start trying it on and making final size adjustments.


I kept the fit loose and casual. I would wear this in a lounge chair by the pool. This is relaxed and I like the sundress vibe. I am going to be ready when Summer gets here.


Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.



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