Friday, December 21, 2018

2 into 1

I have really been into refashioning dresses! I love finding 2 separate dresses and putting them together as one!

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Here is the 1st little number! Cute, Cute, Cute!

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And then here is # 2....not so cute, cute, cute. More like frump, frump, frump!

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I can't tell you how much I fell in love with the bodice of this dress. I love the off the shoulder part as well as the structured midsection that came to a point in the front. I obviously kept the top and discarded the bottom skirt portion.

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For dress #1 I cut it just below the sleeves to be able to use as much of the fabric as possible!

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When I bought this I noticed that one of the shoulder straps was unstitched from it's elastic. A quick run through the machine fixed that up nicely!

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Next I found the point to where the actual point of the bodice would end up on the skirt portion of dress #1. Stuck a pin in it!

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I used the side seam of dress #1 as the new back seam so I could reattach the zipper from the bodice. So I cut in line with the original seam.

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Then used my seam ripper to open the seam to allow the zipper to fit.

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Found there the zipper would stop and pinned that.

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This is where my nerves really set in....This is my very FIRST zipper! I broke in my zipper foot! I stitched the zipper in on each side and across the bottom.

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Time to put the rest of the dress together. After the zipper was sewn in I pinned the rest of the top to the skirt part. Then stitched that together!

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Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!

1 comment:

Chickie WU said...

What a great combo!Sometimes one pattern feels like too much for a dress, you broke it up nicely.
Chickie