Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From frump to ... something else ...

Sunday night I went to sleep with my frumpy dress locked firmly in my mind.  When I awoke on Monday I had some ideas, so that evening I unpicked the skirt.  If you've ever unpicked stretch stitch, you know how annoying and time consuming it can be.  From the skirt panels I had plenty of fabric to cut the straight skirt that actually matches the bodice.  I stitched it together and tried it on, but something still wasn't right so I put it back on Vera and walked away.


Tonight I came home from work and knew that I had to change the collar.  I cut the neckline from my TNT t-shirt pattern KS 3338 and put it back on Vera while I had my dinner.   I had planned to add a cowl but after eating my first proper meal of the day (it was a rough day) I decided to keep it as a scoop, so I bound the neckline as per the original pattern.  As I was trying it with various colour belts ( I like animal print with red for some reason), inspiration struck.  I'm going to make a separate cowl with the remaining fabric.  That way I can get two looks.   Here is the fabric draped around to give you an idea but I'm too tired to finish it tonight.
It's not perfect, but I love the fabric and it's wearable now.


6 comments:

KC said...

What a great, fun dress--not frumpy at all! I'm glad you worked it all out!

velosewer said...

You've added the 'va voom' to this dress.

prttynpnk said...

Oh, I think this is an excellent finish-and of course- I love the fabric!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Good save! I like the idea of a removable cowl.

Carolyn said...

Your dress looks great with the red accessories! I really like the removable collar. :)

Sharon said...

Love the rework on your dress and the removable cowl is a great way to extend your wearing.