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Friday, July 24, 2015

#5 House Dress for the RanchHouse

House Dress #5: Goal of 10 House Dresses.


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ENDS--THURSDAY JULY 30TH @ 7PM -THE GETTIN' SPOT - PART 2 - YARN LOVERS & CRAZY QUILTERS AUCTION!

RanchHouse July Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10 House Dresses. This is #5.
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.
  • Good use for large stash of after-retirement clothes and fabric stash.


After:  RanchHouscows and dogs love
my unfitted, non-fashion statement
Refashioned House-Dress. 
At the RanchHouse: An hour in the garden on a 100 degree morning calls for a change of clothes.  I go through a lot of clothes. Refashioned House-Dresses provide non-fashion, easy wear clothes.
Goal: Make 10 House Dresses from well worn garments in the stash. This is #5.
Before: Well worn pre-retirement cotton dress and denim shirt from the refashion stash.
After: Unfitted House Dress to wear around the RanchHouse.
Steps: 
*Denim shirt: Remove metal zipper and collar, change buttons from metal. Add bias trim cut from top of dress. Use front facings to enlarge sides of too small shirt.
*Dress: Cut at waist to make skirt. Serge. Leave hem.
What I Learned: I used my heavy duty rose clippers to remove uncomfortable metal buttons and left holes in the pockets. Lucky, the pocket flap covered the holes.

Before: Very worn Denim shirt, dress.

2 comments:

jennifer elliott said...

All these new dresses must be keeping you busy! Great job!

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

nanasknoll said...

Love the denim jacket added to this dress. Makes me want to get some dresses done for me. Right now I am sewing skirts and tops for my grand daughters. Can't wait to see the next dress.
Nana