Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Against The Clock Refashioning!

That expression, 'less haste more speed' feels like a bit of a curse with sewing... Don't get me wrong, I love every moment of the creative process, and hours fly by - but when you're in a rush, isn't it always the case that it doesn't come together as easily as it should?!

I had NO time for that malarkey with this project; there was a wedding to go to, and nothing to wear - until I found THIS in a local charity shop!

Granted, it's just a plain shift dress, a little on the large side, but the colour drew me in... So, with a few tweaks, I was wedding ready! :)

This is me with my Mum and Nan... she's 94! (I tell everyone, at every opportunity, because I know she would too given half a chance!) Head over to my blog, and read all about the process with this dress - and let me know how you might've done things differently - I love hearing your creative ideas :)

I suppose this will mean the start of Autumn refashionings now..? Pah! I'm clinging on to summer for as long as possible ;)

Before and After

20 comments:

Carissa said...

This is *fabulous*!

Séléné mwezi said...

who!! very beautiful!! i'm impressed

Maria V said...

pretty amazing ... a beautiful dress!

RenataLaura said...

I do enjoy seeing some posh frocks :) I would have been too anxious to cut into it! It looks lovely with the more flattering detail. Amazing you can get a wedding suitable dress for £12!

jennifer elliott said...

Fabulous! Great refashion!

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

Annikins said...

WOW and WOW, what a transformation

Nina said...

Omg love the detail along the bust line. Nice! Yellow is such a happy colour

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank-you!! So chuffed you like it :)

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank-you!! :)

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Maria, so pleased you like it! :)

Gema Ensenat said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean, I was nervous cutting too! And yes, I love a bargain... ;)

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Jennifer! :)

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you! So happy to be getting such lovely comments :D

Gema Ensenat said...

I've never thought I could wear yellow before, it can be a bit of a draining colour... I think the trick is to have a bit of a tan ;) (for me anyway!!) And thank you :)

Love Street Salvage said...

Wow! What an amazing refashion, I love it!!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you so much!!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous! stunning! Love the little front slit and amazing new neckline!!!

Feeling Kinda Thirfty said...

One of the best refashions I've seen. Bravo!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Andrea!! :)

Gema Ensenat said...

I'm so flattered!! I love your work, and learn so much from you- so thank you!! :)