Sunday, January 27, 2019

New Years Fail Refash

I  originally planned for this to be my New Years Eve dress but by the time I finished it and put it on for my New Years Eve Party, I realized that it was just too tight in the hips. So sadly I did not start my 2019 with a new refash.
I left this alone for awhile until I calmed down enough to try and fix this refash. Here is what I came up with.
Back in 2017 I used the sleeves on this dress for my Morticia Addams dress.
This is what as left over from then. Not much was needed to save this dress.
I stitched a new hem for the armholes. This is when I tried this on and realized it was a little bit too tight in the hips and would be too uncomfortable to wear all night. I admit I got very frustrated and almost threw this project in the trash.
Luckily I came to my senses and just put it on the hanger for a later date.
The day finally came where I got the inspiration to fix this project. I would turn this dress into a sort of peplum shirt. I cut the dress in half which meant I also had to cut the zipper too! Yikes!
After I cut the dress in half I cut some more off the top of the bottom scrap. This was to make the portion for the peplum I would be adding.
I sewed a new hem onto the top of the dress, mostly to make a new stop for the zipper.
I folded the peplum piece inside out and pinned it to the top. I kept the back slit of the dress and made sure it would be in the front of the shirt but off center. I then I hand sewed 2 big black buttons to accent the slit in the front.
A close up view of the buttons!
A fancy brand new shirt that I could wear when my hubby took me to see The Russian Ballet perform Swan Lake! My very favorite ballet!
Happy Refashioning!!!
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!


Eimear Greaney said...

great work - lovely remake

Chickie WU said...

What cool shirt! It turned out well, sorry it was so frustrating though. :)

Cynthia said...

Thank you for sharing a fail that is a success! It is nice to see how you changed gears and shifted your creative process. This is a very hard skill to accomplish, at least for me, and it was nice to see you gather your thoughts and try again! Thank you! And it came out great!