Do you recognise this dress? Yes, it’s the Gatsby Dress I’m trying really hard to ‘work it’ I thought I’d use this UFO challenge to change up the dress into something more wearable? that— I believe is called a refashion? I know, I’m all about breaking the rules baby so just join me on my badass quest to become the most annoying person on The Sew Weekly.
Can you pick what’s wrong with this dress? I think we were destined to never get along. After chopping off the bottom of the Gatsby dress I: placed darts in the back, chopped off those flutter sleeves replacing them with these capped sleeves, I reinforced all the seams with stay tape, tried it on for a final fitting deciding I was happy then proceeded to dye it black.
Once it was dyed and dried, I placed the peterpan collar on, threw it over my head, stood in the mirror and just laughed, a big belly laugh, the thing shrank up to my thing. What do you do? From what was a very large tablecloth that would of fit a queen bed to now, a barely wearable dress all I can think is what. a. disaster, what next? should I sew a crotch and wear it as a swimming costume to scare the sharks off the beach, a new take on the one piece perhaps? Ha! Oh please, feel free to laugh along. I’ll send you a bag of lemons!
I was going to line it but why would you bother. I had to take the photos in my backyard, my butt was hanging out the back, my hubby was like, yeah! that’s hot!! *eye roll*
Do you think I can make a bolster cushion of sorts? D E F E A T E D !
Fabric | Tablecloth