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Monday, July 20, 2015

#3 House Dress

House Dress #3: Goal of 10 House Dresses.

This summer at the Ranch House:
  • The dress code is very casual. House-dresses count as getting dressed and set the tone for the day.
My House Dresses are:
  • Not a fashion statement.
  • Not time intensive to finish/fit like going-out clothing is.
  • Worn as loungers, nightgowns, pool cover-up, garden dress.
  • Stash busters. Great use for wadders and other low list items. 
July Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10 House Dresses. This is #3
  • Focus on the large stash of after-retirement clothes and fabric stash.


After: House-Dress #3
Before:
After: Remove collar
                                                 
*Black Peasant Skirt- Heavy gauze, gathered layers, worn a lot pre-retirement. 
*Black wrap dress: Fabric is worn, making it a great House-dress candidate.
After: 
*Casual House Dress #3. 
*Not a fashion statement, but cool / comfortable.
Steps: 
*Top: Open neckline and remove worn collar. Take up shoulder seam and sleeve caps.
*Skirt: Keep original hem. Remove waist-band, serge raw edges. Save lining/elastic for stash, 
*Tip: See Carissa's July 30 "Beating the Heat" and blog tips. She inserted elastic.  I did not insert elastic in the waist in this House-dress,
*What I Learned: The oversized  dress was thrifted for fabric in the wrap-skirt. Top took extra time to alter shoulders and sleeve cap. I missed worn fabric, but the House-dress made it a save.


Before: Oversized wrap dress.



2 comments:

nanasknoll said...

A nice refashion.

Refashion said...

Great refashion - the house dress looks cool for hot weather.

Debbie EOD