Hello Readers. This is a busy time of year. It is probably the busiest and it can be the most stressful. I find a little sewing is very relaxing so I have a quick refashion to show you today. This is number 7 in the Dressember series if you are counting and reading along with me.
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This original black dress was really not appealing to me. It was at a clothes swap and I took it home because the black and white appliques really caught my eye. Well, I guess the whole dress caught my eye but not in a good way. The only part I liked were the appliques at the neckline.
The baby-doll style, the puffed sleeves, the ruffles and the scratchy nylon were all a big no for me.
When I looked inside I saw that the little pieces I liked were sewn on with big loose stitches. Those big loose stitches would be easy to cut and remove. So, that's what I did.
I got some thread and a needle. I thought the best thing to do would be to put those little appliques onto a piece of clothing that I did like. And since it's Dressember, it was another dress.
This little black sheath dress was sitting on my refashion rack. It was my daughter's dress until I washed it in hot water in the washing machine. (Oops, sorry Daughter!)
This dress was very plain and could use a little fun. I didn't use all the little black and white pieces. The original dress was a little over the top for me. I thought using just a few would be better. I didn't want to cover my whole chest with a bunch of little circles.
(Who designed the original? Who thought there needed to be SO MANY of them?)
This dress was simple and comfortable but really fun. It was perfect for a family Christmas party. We had a ginger bread house building contest. You can see here that I am no builder.
Some of my family were more skilled at building and some just gave up and started eating their house. It was fun, and tasty too.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.