Friday, April 27, 2018

A Too Bright Dress; Part 2

Hello Readers. Today is the second part of my BRIGHT red dress.

You might need sunglasses for this dress. 

My last post was about a top I made from this red dress. I also had a purple shirt with bright red stripes in the same shade on my refashion rack. The purple shirt was a little tight in the shoulders so I never wore it. It's been hanging on my refashion rack for over a year. Recently I saw that the colors matched and decided to use the shirt with...

Remember the bottom of the dress from last time. I had the skirt leftovers, so I wanted to find a way to use them. I don't like to waste large pieces like this skirt. I was happy to put them together somehow. That skirt piece is almost a complete skirt already. It just needs to be finished.

I cut the arms and shoulders off the shirt. I now had a sort of tube top. I flipped it upside-down and attached it to the red skirt. The finished hem of the shirt became finished edge at the top of my dress. Flipping it upside-down like this saves me time sewing and finishing what I am sewing.

I don't really trust strapless dresses.They always let you down. Literally. Gravity always wins, and the dress starts to fall down. I used the sleeves of the shirt to make wide straps for my dress. I could relax and be sure my dress would stay up.

I liked how comfortable it was and it's super bright colors brighten up my day. It was very warm the day I made this, I was thinking of warm summer days. It got very cold the next day, so I will have to wait to wear this dress again. That's OK, warmer weather is coming, I'm sure of it.

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

*Year end update- I like this dress and it was great in the summer when it got warm.


Unknown said...

Well done! Your top from the dress was brilliant! I had a maxi sundress that I never wore. Soon I will have a great tank top for the hopefully warmer weather

I Can Work With That said...

Great idea Cyndi! I like some dresses so much more as shirts too.
Thanks for the comment.