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Saturday, August 22, 2015

#8 Going to Town Dress- From Ombre Skirt AND Boho Refashion Runway Sew Along

RanchHouse August Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10  Casual Dresses for Town. This is #8.
Going to Town Dresses are:
  • Made from Pre-retirement garments that do not fit Retirement lifestyle. 
  • Good for lunch with friends, errands, shopping, part-time contract work. 
  • Unfitted, Cool, Comfortable. Texas August is 100+.
This dress is also for:  Boho Refashion Runway Sew Along

After: Long Going to Town.
Ohhh! I like this.
Wear later with black boots.
 Goal: Refashion from pre-retirement stash.

Before: This Ombre skirt was not being worn.

After: Long Going to Town Dress with fall colors. September will still be very hot.

*Skirt: Remove waistband and serge. Reinforce gathered seams on layers. Skirt was short after sewing onto top. Add section cut from the lining.
*Tank/New top: Cut sleeves from bottom of tank. Keep original tank hem on sleeves.

Red Hem: Glad I kept this full red hem layer.
I nearly lost it in the too long / too short saga.

Before: Tank and Ombre Gauze skirt.
What I Learned: Slow down & measure!         
1) When I stitched skirt/top together---dress too short. 
2) When I added section cut from ombre lining---dress too long. 
3) I shortened added section---dress was just right.  

1 comment:

Carissa said...

Love the tie-dye print on this one!