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.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a clever idea, and it looks great! Thank you! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Hazel, it is a great pool cover up.