Saturday, September 03, 2016

Refashion Runway: Riverside Blue

Our final challenge for this season of Refashion Runway was Pantone's Riverside Blue. I loved the pattern on this vintage 1980s cotton wrap dress and knew I wanted to make a swingy shift dress out of its skirt. Unfortunately, it wasn't going to be long enough. So I pulled a solid blue tank top out of my refashion stash to supplement it.

Refashion Runway: Riverside Blue

I cut off the dress' skirt and pressed out all the pleats before cutting my pieces. I was able to get both body panels, both sleeves, and the collar facings out of that full skirt! I cut strips off the tank top to add a border to the bottom and the sleeves as well.

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With the leftover bits, I made a matching clutch bag. Finally, I took apart an old necklace that originally belonged to my mom and made myself a new necklace, bracelet, and earrings set.

Refashion Runway: Riverside Blue

You can find more details about my project at CarissaKnits, or go have a look at the other competitors' blue beauties at The Renegade Seamstress and vote for your favorite!

Refashion Runway: Riverside Blue

4 comments:

RePurposeFul said...

Very, very nice! Classic look, very well done! And, I love that you used all the leftover pieces! :)

jennifer elliott said...

Awesome! I love the boots with the dress. Fantastic.

Jillian McKimm said...

Very, very nice! Congratulations! A really lovely remake. :-) Jillian.

Chickie Walsh said...

This is such a great dress it suits you son perfectly and the purse is perfect with it. Fabulous!
Chickie