Wednesday, August 1, 2018
My skirt turned into a sundress
First off, I do not sew for anyone but myself. I tried it once, and it was so stressful I vowed never do it again. I do not sell my stuff either. But, I enjoy a personal project. I didn't think to take photos while doing this. Next time I will. I found this beautiful skirt at a thrift store. It was way too big for me. Also, I seldom wear skirts. I am only four foot 11 inches. At the age of 61 I have a bit of a tummy now. So, considering the size of this skirt, I decided to make it into a sundress. First I removed the top of the skirt. Then I cut a scoop neckline, and cut out the arm holes. I created a white yoke from a pillow case found at the thrift shop. This was tricky. I sewed it onto the neckline, and armpits. Turned them around and hemmed it. Then, I crocheted the edging onto the fabric. Next came the neckline. It was already sewed into place from when I sewed on the yoke. So, after measuring the width and length I wanted. I just created a crochet pattern. My stuff is not professional. It is fun though. I rummaged around and found some left over silk flowers to attach to the front. I do not sew for anyone but myself. It is too nerve wracking and I pull out more stitches than a normal seamstress. I always seem to change my mind midstream as to what I want to do. But, projects like this are done slowly. This took me about a month.