Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Fruit Dress

Hello Readers. My project today was a bit overwhelming at first. I was not sure I could turn this dress into something I would really like but I enjoy a challenge. When I saw this colorful print I thought it looked like polka dots, but it's not.

Look at this floor length fruit masterpiece! It even has pockets.

Yea baby, that's a lot of fruit! This has to be the most fruit on a dress I have ever seen. Honestly, I don't know if I have even seen another dress covered in fruit ever.

I started by removing the shoulder pads. I didn't even need to cut them, they were snapped in. I unpicked all the stitches of the sleeves and removed those. I also gave it a big cut at the bottom.

I turned the raw edges of the arm holes under and stitched them down. I made the new arm seam as small as I could and it worked well. I also made a new hem at the bottom of the dress. This dress ended up so much better than I imagined. I had doubts about all that fruit, but the shorter length and removing the sleeves made the fabric less overwhelming. 

It was perfect for a special church dinner with my husband. 

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


Kristin said...

This is my favorite one so far!!!!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Kristin. It came out so much better than I thought it would.

jenny_o said...

This turned out so nicely!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks, it is one of my favorites.