The “half a challenge” dress
Fabric: Red cotton sateen & cotton (recycled men’s business shirt)
Pattern: Bodice: Burdastyle #101, Skirt: Colette Macaron, & Collar: self-drafted
Notions: 1 invisible zip (recycled)
Time to complete: 4 hours (I ACTUALLY TIMED MYSELF!!!)
First worn: At my society’s launch day
Wear again? You bet your red-lovin’ booty
Total price: $40
Ok so I know the kind of people who participate in Sew Weekly; talented and creative. I’m sure that with this refashion challenge there’ll be boots manipulated into corsets and old shirts morphed into mind-blowing ball gowns.
If that’s what you’re expecting… Please look away!
I’m involved in a society and we were required to wear red on our launch day. Being too late for the Valentine’s challenge, owning nothing red, unable to find anything red refashion worthy, or even red dye (Brisbane WTF?!) I decided to go with refashioned details. That’s a thing… right? So I hacked up one of the business shirts I’d inherited from my boyfriend, added an invisible orange zip I’d salvaged from a dress forever ago and voila! You’ve got yourself a candy-striped, semi-refashioned dress.
This dress is a total frankenstein of patterns and my first ever self-drafted collar! If you’re too scared to try it yourself please just watch Gertie’s video and follow the steps. I promise you’ll have a delicious peter pan collar within an afternoon. The only thing that can make it sweeter? …Candy stripes.