Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Fruity Refashion

I picked up this 2 piece number because of the fun fruit pattern!

Oh I know it's a hot look for me! 
I brought it home and upon further inspection I noticed something pretty cool... 
 Exibit A: The use of pinking sheers! Someone had made this outfit!
So let's refashion this refashion!
Let the biggest let down of my refashions begin! 1st I tried making the jacket into a crop jacket to wear with a solid t-shirt or tank top. Yep no matter how I pinned and sewed it kept turning out like a crooked blob. It was cropped alright but I wasn't wearing that frankenstein of a creation in public...into the scrap pile for you!
Next, I started on the dress portion. Originally I thought it would make a cute and fun summer dress. Buuut already being frustrated with the refashion I decided making it a flowy tank top would look better!
And here comes more frustration and rage! I shortened it, took it in on each side, nope still to big. So I took it in on the back...nope it turned out just awful! 
Sadly this refashion was just not going my way!
3 attempt is a charm? I hope...
New idea! About the only thing I can salvage from this project was the original neckline piece. So I began removing that from the dress. 
 Picking and picking...
I had to sew the bottom together since the fabric had been folded over to make the neckline. 
 Moving forward...looking good so far!
I wanted to attach this to a solid black t-shirt. To do this I removed the sleeves. 
  Sewing the sleeve holes. Of course the fabric stretched while doing this so I had to go back and dart them so they weren't gaping arm holes.
  Pinned onto my t-shirt!
  Sewing on some buttons!
Finally this headache of a refashion is done!
Happy Refashioning!
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jennifer elliott said...

Nice to know I'm not alone when a refashion doesn't turn out as planned. Grrrr. Nice job on powering through and finding a refashion solution!

jenny_o said...

I think you ended up with just the right amount of that print - not too overpowering.

Marisa Glied said...

I agree! It is just enough fruity pattern.

Marisa Glied said...

Nope definitely not alone! It is so frustrating tho! But walking away for a day really helped!

RenataLaura said...

I have found that sewing from pattern is easier than refashioning as it's literally cut around and sew together! When it comes to a lot of fabric, like one of these muumuu dresses! (zips and buttons are the difficult part)

Elizabeth Hill said...

I have many, many (oh, so very many) projects that wound up in my "bag of failure." I'm glad you kept at it though! The final product is pretty darn cute!

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus

Amy Jo said...

Great way to salvage a bit of that fun fabric!

Marisa Glied said...

Trying to turn this one around with that amount of fabric proved to be very difficult. I'd love to try a pattern sometime soon!

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you! I'm happy not all of it ended up in the bag of failure but for a little while I wasn't too confident!

Marisa Glied said...

Thanks! I guess it worked out, a smaller size of the dress may have been too much of that pattern. Happy accident!