The “Just Hanging Around” Dress
Fabric: One (half of a ) curtain!
Pattern: Colette – Rooibos
Notions: 16″ invisible zipper
Time to complete: 6+ hours
First worn: Jan. 14, 2012
Wear again?: Most certainly!
Total Price: $6.00
My inspiration for this dress was a simple black beaded necklace that I have no idea when or where or how I acquired!
Looking at this dress you would never guess that it started it’s life as a curtain! I would never have thought to use a thrifted curtain as material for a dress but last year Veronica Darling taught me that you can create some amazing new, one-of-a-kind garments from clothes, curtains & bedsheets purchased from an Op Shop!
I had already planned to use the curtain for a Rooibos but I couldn’t decide on the contrast material. I was tossing up between using plain black or material with some sort of pattern. This challenge and the necklace had me settling on the black contrast. The weave of the main material reminds me of denim, so I decided to try out a new technique on this dress and I flat felled the seams on the front and back of the skirt. I love the simple detail it adds!