Monday, February 17, 2014

Skirting the Subject...

Hello Again! 

I'm in the middle of finishing a very simple evening dress refashioning, but in the meantime I thought I'd share one of my past favourites (to make and wear) to date... 




Last Spring I bought a lightweight poly-cotton skirt from a charity shop, I was drawn to the lovely drape of the material, and the fact Summer was just around the corner... I was desperate to experiment in moving away from dressmaking and pattern cutting, so I challenged myself to make something completely different, and wearable, from the skirt!

The main steps were removing the zip from the back of the skirt - and creating the dress neckline from the 'v' shape that was left behind... the material for the halter neck was taken from the length of the skirt...



As I'm still very new to this, please feel free to let me know what you might have done differently - or even share the decision-making process you go through when looking at a 'potential refashioning item'... Thank-you in advance! Here's the Before and After shot, head to my blog, Sequins and Slippers for the whole story :)


Before and After



8 comments:

Andrea said...

Seriously. Stop it. You are soooo good!!!! Love this! I love the style of dress you created and you are gorgeous to boot, so it looks stunning on you! I wouldn't have done anything differently....well, let's be honest, I would never have thought to make this dress from that skirt so I would have done everything differently, but you did it right :) I would have been so wrong. Love.ly.

Jennifer Elliott said...

I think you did a fabulous job turning a long skirt into a super cute dress. Great job!

diaryofamadmama said...

Gorgeous!

cfortin said...

Very lovely refashion. You saw something that inspired you to transform it. I think that is what we all do in our own way.

Cindy - EOD

Gema Ensenat said...

You're too sweet! Not sure you'd be as impressed close-up ;) Thank-you for being so supportive, it means a lot xx

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Jennifer! Dead chuffed you like it :) I think I'd be a bit more careful with the finishing if it I did again...!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Mad Mama!! Really pleased you like it :)

Gema Ensenat said...

Definitely... And I love your t-shirt refashioning, BTW, will be trying that soon! Thanks for the inspiration Cindy :)