Sunday, July 29, 2012

Let's Shift Again

I originally made this shift as a mini long, long ago (needless to say, it no longer fit):
my old mini shift...

For this time around, I opened up the side seams and removed the sleeves to recut them to fit.  I added side inserts of an electric blue fabric scrap I had on hand:
with blue side inserts and...

I also added some length to the sleeve hem and dress hem with that electric blue fabric, using it all in the process:
sleeve and hem extensions...
But I still wanted pockets.  I spied - on top of my blue scrap pile - this perfect Hawaiian print!  (yes, I have my small scraps of fabric in bins by color):
...plus big ole patch pockets!

I had just enough for two big patch pockets.  It made the dress and I very happy! 

To see me wearing it, check out Project Minima at Let's Shift Again.


5 comments:

willywagtail said...

Brilliant. I really like this idea. Cherrie

Erica Louise said...

Always great to see how clothes ca be made bigger, love this, so pretty

Refashion said...

I love the color/fabric combo! The refashion is definitely my preferred option of the two. :) -Seeks, EOD

concretenprimroses said...

Lovely! Perfect fabric choices.
Kathy

pao said...

Thanks, I appreciate your feedback!