Tuesday, August 04, 2015

#8 House Dress for the RanchHouse

RanchHouse July/August Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10 House Dresses. This is #8.
My House Dresses are:
  • Good wearable muslins.
  • 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 pre-retirement clothes.

After: House Dress
Goal: Use the pre-retirement stash.

Before:
*Dress: Very well worn pre-retirement Cotton knit sun dress. Fabric is too worn for more than a House Dress.
*T-Shirt: Over-sized sleeveless tank. I have a dozen and just do not wear them.  


After:  Not a fashion statement, but cool and comfortable.
This may make the cut for the sandy beach this winter. 

Steps: 
*Dress: Cut off top of  shirred sun-dress. Serge top edge. Keep hem.
*T-shirt: Cut sleeves from bottom edge of  t-, keep t-hem for new sleeve hem. Serge other edges. Leave binding in original sleeve cap.  The binding supports the narrow shoulder from the original t-.

What I Learned: House Dresses make great at home go-tos. I enjoy just pulling out the next one in rotation and not having to think about matching tops/t-shirts. 


Cut sleeve from bottom keeping t-hem for sleeve hem.
Purple is from another House Dress Refashion, 
Before: Shirring top already cut from dress.