Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Two Dress Combo

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.


jenny_o said...

So cute! The border brightens it up perfectly. And it looks so comfortable. That's important!

I Can Work With That said...

Yes, I love the comfort and the border makes the dress for me.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Genius! Thank you! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for reading along Hazel, I liked the colorful skirt on this on a lot.