News from the Editors

We're looking for a few good refashioners to join the editing team -- are you one?!? We need to fill a few daily positions as well as get someone to take over as Instagram Editor. It shouldn't take too much time away from your refashioning once you complete a brief (and fun!) training session with one or more of the current editors. Just think -- you can help shape the future of this blog! If you are interested in learning more, please drop a line to us at refashioncoop@ gmail.com with 'Editor Info Please' in the subject line. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Tiers before bedtime



I had this dress that felt too bare across the front and I didn't like the metal discs on the straps either

I cut all the discs off and then my idea was to attach some more fabric to the back bodice and bring it round to the front, sew it to the straps and form sleeves.  I bought some dark grey net but soon found out that my idea wasn't do-able because it pulled too tight, so I had a rethink.
I cut a length that would cover the back bodice and extend about 8 inches either side.  I sewed it to the bodice all round the edge.  I did the same to the straps at the front.  Then I made another layer by cutting a sleeve shape and sewing it into the armhole but leaving the bottom open so that all the layers hung down like handkerchief edges.  
The net doesn't fray so I didn't need to do any hemming.

You can see more photos here

1 comment:

Refashion said...

I like the addition of the netting. Makes the dress more geometric, less flashy than the discs. -Seeks, EOD