Thursday, October 30, 2014

Funky dress into shirt and skirt

I started out with this dress I got for a buck at a rummage sale. I thought it might be long enough, but it wasn't even close. Plus, it just looked too "junior" on me.

It did, however, have this lovely bib detail that I planned to take full advantage of.

I started out by chopping it in half just under the bib. I pinned the skirt and its lining together to keep them at the right lengths, then gathered it and stitched it to a wide elastic band I took from another old skirt that was very snagged.

Some careful seam-ripping removed the bib from the rest of the dress. Originally, I kept the ruffle on it, but I decided it was much better without it - more clean and modern. A grabbed a spare white t-shirt and stitched the bib to it to create a sort of tuxedo t-shirt.

Here is the view from the back.

Styled with a black blazer for a graphic look.

And finally, with that elastic-waist skirt. Yay! 

Thanks for reading!   -Amy


jennifer elliott said...

I love the refashioned shirt with the blazer -- great combo! Nice skirt!

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

Karen Mel. said...

Bravo, Amy! Distinctive and practical!