Sunday, January 01, 2017
Happy New Year from an Upcycled Faerie
Thanks for accepting me to the group and wanted to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and thought my boho faerie dress would be a good first post as it has a bit of a wintry vibe.
The main donor garments for this creation were a petticoat lining (saved from another project) and a silk kaftan which makes up the main overskirt.
I cut approx. 3 layers of petticoat, which included net and tulle saved from other prom dress upcycle projects, gathered and stitched them to the underdress and then layered the fine kaftan chiffon over these. The layers were cut into ragged ribbons to give the dress movement.
Then I stitched on a flower I had made from some vintage lace and leaves cut from a velvet shirt onto the bodice to give detail. I even used odd ribbons which I saved from my overlocker trims to add some more colour to the floral applique.
I had a couple of glittered butterflies left over from a Christmas faerie project so clipped those on too!
This was a really fun project and I was able to use up some beads and sequins from my stash. It would be easy to adapt for a child's faerie costume too! Took approx. 3 hours to complete.
I love vintage textiles and fashion, upcycling and sewing and have a blog over at http://www.karenvallerius.co.uk/ if you have time to stop by. Happy sewing everyone!