Up Next: Some Refashions
Thank you all for the compliments on the yellow striped blouse! I promise I will get pictures when it is warmer here - which means it needs to get above 65 degrees F!
I recently switched the clothes around in my closet (with four distinct seasons, I switch the clothes in the spring and fall) and discovered some things that I didn't wear very much last year. I like them, but for some small reason or other they weren't quite right. I like them enough to refashion them instead of donating them, so that's what I'll be working on for the rest of the week.
I'm not sure in what order I'll be fixing up these items, but here's what is going to be done:
First, a cotton lawn print vintage dress. I've never been 100% happy with the width and shape of the shoulders. I've decided to salvage the skirt portion and made a new bodice. My daughter will be helping to take this apart, although she doesn't know this yet. ;)
Second, another vintage dress, the famous Walkaway dress. I love the dress and the concept, but like many people who have made this one, I've found that the straight front underneath creeps up when I walk, ending up with the whole skirt around my waist. Not a good look at all. I was wearing it with the center front of the outskirt pinned together, which was not the point of the style at all. I've decided to save the skirt of this one, and since it is already a circle, I'll put in a side zipper and a waistband and have a new bias-gingham trimmed black circle skirt.
Third, a Burda top from last summer - the June issue, I think. This was one of those styles which I wouldn't ordinarily pick for myself, but decided to try it anyway. It was ok, but not one of my favorites. I've already recut it into Jalie 2804, one of the crossover style tops. I was lucky enough to get all the pieces cut out and by chance got the pattern on the neck band to match the pattern on the fronts.
I'll probably work on the Jalie top first. It is cut out and once I get white thread on the serger, it will be pretty quick to make.
Parting Shot: One Piece. That's all that's left of the pie my family made me for Mother's Day - it was a nut and chocolate pie, like a pecan pie.