Friday, August 21, 2015

Two straps from one salvaged strap

Acolart_8_20_2015 9_24_46 PM"I want a one strap dress, mom."  Grace declared one day.  I stopped what I was doing to take a look at the dress she was wearing and determined it would not work.  I suggested we look for another dress that might work better for that style of dress.  The next thing I knew, she was holding up this yellow dress with one strap hacked off.  I was surprised, and she was surprised that the dress wouldn't stay up with only one strap.   (She's learning fashion design do's and don'ts the hard way.)   Although it was just a $4.50 consignment dress, I thought about some ways to salvage the dress, since she still liked it. I asked the pros at Re-Fashion Co-op for some ideas (THANKS, my refashioning friends!)  and decided to fix the straps using fabric from the dress.   The original straps are gathered into a wide strap.  When I removed the intact strap and un-gathered it, there was enough fabric to make two matching skinny straps. 

I think it turned out great and looks just as good as the first version.
Amy Jo @ The Little Moments

P.S. Still working on a one strap dress project.  Any suggestions for us?


jenny_o said...

That looks just right!

What were you hoping for in the way of suggestions - patterns? how to refashion to keep one strap? something else?

jennifer elliott said...

Nice job. It's always nice to know that you can count on refashion friends for suggestions and pointers. :)

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

g.satansbraten said...

... and count on teasers as well = 1/2 sorry :-D !

a) very lucky duck to have it working out to salvage fair enough material from the undone leftover strap!

b) huuuge giggle about the learning effekt for the little one and your aid to assist her in understanding

c) huuuuge hug to you if you really go through the trouble of pleasing our 'newcomer in refashioning' (= the little one) to get her the yearned for 'one-shoulder' - all thumbs (and toes) up.

LG, Gerlinde

Ali said...

Lovely to see the next generation of refashioners being encouraged :-) And learning by making mistakes is the best way for her. Well done for allowing her that creative freedom!