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Thursday, September 10, 2015

#9 Going to Town Dress- From Favorite Work Skirt

RanchHouse August Sewing Goal: 
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10  Casual Dresses for Town. This is #9.
Going to Town Dresses are:
  • Made from Pre-retirement garments that do not fit Retirement lifestyle. 
  • Good for lunch with friends, errands, shopping. 
  • Unfitted, Cool, Comfortable. Texas September is still hot.

After:
Casual Fall Transition dress.
Goal: Refashion from pre-retirement stash. I do not need dress-ups.
I need casual,

Before:
*Navy Skirt: Favorite worn with jackets/sweaters to the college for many years.
*Linen Top: From a garage sale in Italy, Texas. Pronounced Itly. After I bought something, they said, "Three for one." So, a freebie!

After: Casual Fall Transition- Going to Town Dress with fall colors. September will still be very hot. Can be worn with a jacket and leggings on cooler days.

Steps:
*Skirt: Remove waistband/elastic and serge. Skirt was still long enough after sewing onto top.
*Top: Cut sleeves from original peblum. Keep original hem on sleeves.


After:
Casual Fall Transition dress.
Before: Favorite work skirt.
Top from garage sale.
 

3 comments:

jenny_o said...

This looks so nice and cool. Nothing to bind or be close to the skin. Just right.

RanchHouse said...

We just got home from the country feed-store, post-office, and café.
I wore my "new" fall dress with sandals. It was fun to wear and perfect for country errands.

jennifer elliott said...

I like casual and comfortable clothes for just running around. I admire your dedication to all your projects. Great job.

Jennifer Elliott EOD