I hope the folks here in the USA are having a great memorial day weekend. I've been glad for the opportunity to slow down and relax a little. And do some sewing of course!
|Dress! Pros: My favorite color, neon green! And I love the ruffle at the bottom. Con: Strapless, and since it's one solid color that's highly unusual, I couldn't add straps without it having that "I literally just sewed some straps on this" look|
|I decided to add some fabric to the ruffle, thus giving me a place to coordinate some straps off of. Enter this shirt from high school, because at one point I thought wearing things 5x my size looked good (???)|
|I cut several bands of fabric from the shirt|
|Making sure to carefully match the pattern so it would look right|
|Pin and hem the new pieces to all look the same|
|Sew them together into one looonnngg ribbon|
|Pin this new ruffle to the old ruffle. Drag this project out to a week because you keep avoiding it because pinning is tedious.|
|Sew on ruffle. Look at the luck! I had JUST enough thread on my bobbin to sew on the whole thing|
|I used the tiniest zig-zag my machine could muster. Yes I know the thread is teal. That toned in the best since I don't have neon thread :(|
|Ruffle complete! Very flamenco-y|
|That very bottom bit was another, separate, shorter ruffle from the main one. There was juuussstt enough fabric on that shirt to line the whole edge of the dress. Few!|
|NOW I can add straps! I decided to use the ones that were already part of the shirt|
|That white ribbing on the edges was way too much and too floppy, so I folded it in half and sewed it down|
|Now for the inside out and pin on straps part|
|Sew it all down and voila!|
|Back. The straps aren't as lumpy as they look, I swear.|
And there you have it! It needs to be worn with a strapless bra, but that's OK with me. It looks good and the pink helps to give it a little more interest.
On to the next project!