Monday, August 03, 2015

#7 House Dress for the RanchHouse

RanchHouse July/August Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10 House Dresses. This is #7.
My House Dresses are:
  • Not a fashion statement.
  • Not time intensive to finish/fit like going-out clothing is.
  • Great loungers, nightgowns, pool cover-up, garden dresses.
  • Good use for large stash of after-retirement clothes.

After: Unfitted House Dress
Goal: Make a House Dress from the pre-retirement stash.

*Dress: Very well worn pre-retirement Cotton blend sun dress. Fabric is too worn for more than a House dress.
*T-Shirt: Over-sized pre-retirement teachers shirt with school logo. 

*Dress: Remove zipper and bodice. Use bodice to add width in the snug  skirt section. 
*T-shirt: Re-cut using bodice pattern from drop sleeve dress. Remove and re-attach neck binding. Join at waist using 1" seam. Fold seam up to bodice, top stitch to form casing, and insert thin elastic in casing. 

What I Learned: When I used the bodice pattern with wovens it was a good fit. With the stretch in the t-knit it was oversized which is ok for the casual House Dress.

Well worn sundress fabric
Before: Pre-Retirement Sundress, School Logo T-shirt.


nanasknoll said...

Love the colors.

Refashion said...

Looks like a comfortable house dress. The bodice is such a great cheery colour

Debbie EOD