Hello Readers. My project today is a combination of two dresses. One was too plain and one was too small. The dress on the top-left was so cute and colorful but it was so small through the top, I couldn't even zip it up the back. The dress on the bottom-left is from L.L. Bean. It was a soft and cozy knit dress and just so blah! I love black but it was so stern and severe. It was a little depressing.
Perhaps together they could help each other.
I cut the knit dress off between the bodice and the skirt. It had a seam there so I just used it as a guide for my cutting. I cut the colored dress off where the bottom of the zipper ended in the back. That left me a good size skirt shaped piece to use in my new dress.
You can probably guess my big plan already. I am just going to put them together. Easily, I hope. If you look closely you can see the chalk lines on the skirt. I took it in a little to match the size of the top. This will be a full cut A-line dress. It will be loose and comfortable for the warm summer days.
I quickly attached the two parts (It was easy!) and had a new dress to kick around in. I was glad I found a way to save those colorful bands around the bottom. They were unique and cute. I guess I could belt it and define the waist but it is nice when left loose and relaxed too.
Thanks for reading, next time I will show you what I did with the bottom of the black knit dress.