Hello Readers. Grab a cup of tea and settle in because this might be a long post. It all started with this striped knit dress. It was navy blue and I can't seem to stay away from navy blue. I also had this navy blue dress that my daughter didn't want anymore. I decided to put them together.
This dress didn't do anything good for me. It was absolutely shapeless, but it is soft like a t-shirt. It is very comfortable.
I made new side seams and made the dress a little smaller. I didn't want it to be too tight but it really needed some shape.
The dress was a quick fix and it looked so much better.
So what was I going to do with this button down dress?
I thought it would make a great light weight jacket. I shortened it and made the hem length just at the bottom of the pockets. I didn't want to lose those handy pockets. I used white thread because that was the color of all the stitching already.
I looked at it for quite a while and decided I really wanted this new jacket to be a vest. I cut the sleeves off while it was still on my dress form. There was no going back now.
I stitched the edge under and I had a vest.
I was happy with the new length and the sleeveless vest.
I liked these 2 pieces together and I am sure the vest will be a new favorite.
I also thought this dress would make a great shirt. I haven't shortened it yet. I just folded it under to try it on. What do you think? Dress or shirt? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading along now go make something fun for yourself.
***Year End update- This dress is still a dress. I never made it into a top. I love the little vest too. It is a perfect layering piece.