The “Peace, Love & ReFashion” Dress
Fabric: Indian Batik Red Tie- Dye Cotton, Brown Jersey
Pattern: Butterick B5555
Notions: Thread, Grosgrain Ribbon & Elastic Thread
Time to Complete: Original 4.5 Hours, ReFashioned 4 Hours
First worn: July 2011, ReFashioned for Shoot
Wear again? Yes, definitely.
Total Price: Cotton $8, Elastic Thread $1, rest from Stash
My first thought for the “ReFashion” challenge was to go back and fix my “Red Hot Cha Cha Valentines” Dress and I did! Pictures are at the bottom. However another Red dress was on my mind, loved the fabric but it look like a big sack of potatoes on me, even worse with the tie. So I inserted a 6″ waistband in brown jersey, smocked it with elastic thread and added a leather piece to weave the tie through to make a more substantial belt.
Now for the “Red Hot Cha Cha Valentines” Dress. I chopped the red bottom off, took a thrifted Merrimekko Mini skirt, added a cotton brown band to the bottom and inserted a side zipper because the “No Zipper Mena Rule” did not work with my assets, although I tried! I wrapped the tie around to the front to cover the side zipper.