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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

#2 House Dress

Item #2: Goal of 10 House Dresses.

This summer at the Ranch House:
  • The dress code is very casual. But, getting dressed sets the tone for the day.
  • I have a large stash of after-retirement clothes.
My House Dresses are:
  • Not a fashion statement.
  • Worn as a nightgown, pool cover-up, garden dress, work from home uniform.
  • Comfortable but still say "dressed and ready for the day". 
  • Stash busters. Great use for wadders and other low list items. 
July Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10 House Dresses. This is #2,
  • Focus on fabric/after-retirement clothing stash.

After: House Dress #2

*Skirt- worn a lot pre-retirement. 
*Sleeveless T-shirt- new but not being worn.
*Short sleeves. Casual House Dress #2. 
*Not a fashion statement, but cool and comfortable.
*Sleeve: Cut from t-shirt. Keep t- hem for sleeve hem. Serge raw edges.     Leave t- binding in original sleeve cap. 
*Skirt: Keep original hem. Remove waist-band, serge raw edges.  

Sleeve: keep hem from t-bottom
Before: t- and skirt from stash. 

1 comment:

jenny_o said...

Great idea and I love the colours. I also like how the hem of the shirt became the sleeve hems. Things like that just make me happy somehow :)