Monday, July 13, 2015

Item #1: Focus on House Dresses

Item #1: Focus on House Dresses.

This summer:
  • I am not traveling and home 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.
  • Sewing Goals help me stay busy and productive.

House Dresses:
  • Are not a fashion statement.
  • Are one step up from a nightgown. 
  • Can be worn as a nightgown, pool cover-up, garden dress, work from home uniform.
  • Comfortable but still say "dressed and ready for the day". 
  • Easy to make from stash. Great use for wadders and other low list items. 

July Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10 House Dresses. 
  • Focus on fabric/clothing stash.

House Dress #1

Before: Casual knit top worn for many years.
Cotton skirt from the refashion stash.
Steps: Keep the skirt hem. Cut off  and serge skirt waistband. Cut off  and serge hem from the top. Gather skirt. Stretch and pin top to skirt. Stitch. This took less than one hour.
After: House dress or nightgown.

1 comment:

Refashion said...

I like the house dress, it looks comfortable and it achieves your list of goals.

Debbie EOD