On that note, I am feeling quite excited about my latest Refashion Project... and once again wishing I had made it to fit me... (sigh)
I started with thrifted pieces, as usual... A tank, pillowcase and T-shirt... Said goodbye to the ruffle on the bottom of the tank, and cut the pillowcase and T-shirt into matching wedges.
I didn't like the way the wide section of beige looked, so I took the leftover pieces of the pillowcase, and put them in the middle... much nicer :)
Next it was time to sew all those panels together... Now it's looking like a skirt :)
Okely Dokely... now I get to attach the top...
So excited to put it on the dress form and see how it looks!!! Aaauuuggghhhhh, it looks awful! --- so dumpy and shapeless! OK, time to walk away... take a day or two to consider what to do... does anybody else do this??
My self-imposed ban from my workroom worked! Sleeping on it, and considering what to do next, I came up with what I thought would really help this frumpy frock...
I cut the neckline down the center about 5"... Made little plackets out of leftover scraps to cover each side, sewed buttonholes on each, and used matching satin ribbon for a tie.
I then used the ruffle I cut off the tank earlier to make tie backs on each side of the waist, and Voila! Now, I'm happy with my newest ReFashion :)