Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Dress From Long Ago

Hello Readers. Some times clothes sit and wait quite a while to get refashioned at my house. This bright cotton turquoise dress has been waiting a long time. I found it at a clothes swap and no one else wanted it.

 Today's post is like a flash from the past. I have had this dress for over 2 years. I used some of it in 2017 to add some length to this shirt. I took the lowest tier from the skirt and added it to the hem. 

Now back to 2019, I had a shorter dress that still didn't fit but I loved that gauzy wrinkled cotton.

I decided to make a top with a nice peplum ruffle at the bottom. I cut off the bottom tier of the skirt and all the polyester lining that went with it to connect the tiers.

I took the sides in a little so it would fit better.

Here is a side view. I made sure the armholes were not too big.

There were 2 places at the neckline that were gathered together. I used them and made them a little bigger so the neckline would be pulled in and up a little more.

 I decided to make some cropped pants from my daughters hand-me-downs. Again. I am a little obsessed. I had to cut off almost a foot of fabric. Again. I gave them a quick hem and they were ready to wear. Honestly, I don't love them, I think they make me look even shorter. They are great in the oppressive heat of late summer, so I know I will wear them.

I liked the shirt even better than I thought I would. It's a new favorite.
           *Photo edited to make me look taller.                                             

    Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.
 ***Year End update-This is still a great top. I only wore it in the summer. The gauzy fabric seemed like a summer weiht to me. It is waiting in the closet for net summer.


Novice Needleworker said...

I saw you should shorten those capris to just under or just over your knee. They would look great that way, if you feel like they don’t flatter you the way they are now.

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Novice
Thanks for the comment. I agree with your idea but I wanted to wear these to work on very hot summer days and I had to follow the dress code. If they didn't follow the code, I couldn't wear them to work. They can be picky.
Happy sewing to you!

Anonymous said...

Beaucoup mieux ­čĹĆ

I Can Work With That said...

Merci beaucoup!