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Monday, February 15, 2016
Hearts and Stripes for Valentine's Day
Time for a refash for Valentines Day! And no this will not contain anything red (I'm daring to be different).
I started with this dress I found at a thrift store in Lansing, MI
Used this as inspiration:
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Added light gray bias tape to the sleeves.
And to the bottom as well.
Pinned lace hem tape on the front!
This is where the hearts. Come in:
I picked up this adorable gray heart patterned fabric at the fabric store!
I printed a pattern for a Peter Pan Collar. Pinned it and cut it out! I folded the fabric so I could cut all 4 pieces at once.
Pinned two layers together.
Marked .5cm seam allowance.
Sewed them together.
Turned my collar right side out with a bamboo skewer (these things are so useful)!
Sewed the ends together.
I pinned my collar to the neckline of my dress. (Thanks to my body double, Sally)
Now I messed up a little. I really should have measured how long to make my collar because it came up too short. Now I know for next time.
Annnd the last detail: I hand sewed some thin ribbon the collar to tie into a bow!
The husband and I decided to stay in for the night. (Hence the totally cool fuzzy bunny socks, they really complete this dress) ;) We made dinner together, opened a bottle of Prosecco and got ready to watch The Walking Dead. (How very romantic, I know)
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: http://therefashstash.wordpress.com