This is #1.
"Work" Fall Core Wardrobe:
*Up-cycled from Pre-retirement stash. Retirement did not take; I accepted consultant work.
-Casual Work / Early Childhood Center visits; think playgrounds and 3 yrs. olds
-Travel / 4 weeks/ four states/ six flights/ pack light.
-Great Lakes Region; as cold as our Texas winters.
Before: Dress made years ago from "teacher" skirt. The Paisley top and sleeves had gotten too tight.
After: Up-cycled "teacher" dress to wear in Early Childhood Center visits.
*Found scraps from when I made the dress many years ago.
*Altered to fit. Side panel added to bodice and sleeves. Cuffs changed to wide elastic band.
*Dyed lace and old formal lining in a dye pot leftover from another project.
*Added stitched in lining/slip made from old formal. I like stitched in slips in travel dresses so the slip is not forgotten in packing.
What I Learned: Keep the scraps!!!!
Fall Core Wardrobe Dress
To wear in Early Childhood Settings
Think: playgrounds and 3 yrs. olds.
|After: Side panel added for added size.|
|After: New Elastic cuff.|
|Before: Tight cuff.|