Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lil' Scrappy


I really have to take the recommendations on the back of the pattern package more. I have a habit of matching a fabric I love with a fabric I love. Damn the recommendation. 25% of the time, it works. More often than not it doesn’t. Like the denim dress I made from V1250 that you have never heard of. My current creation is no different. I fell in love with the fabric and wanted to make a dress out of it. Even though the fabric is better suited to be a blouse than a dress. I still made a dress out of it. A wadder. The fabric is pretty and every one told me that specific tidbit of information though no one made mention of the dress itself. I didn’t even finish it correctly. So it came apart.


So what is a girl to do? Recalculate! I recut the top and left the bottom alone. I added a solid band to the middle and backed the hem with the same heavy cotton. The last dress was so light that it would rise up on it’s own accord. So I made a scrapped dress out of reclaimed fabric of a dress that I shouldn’t have made in the 1st place.

But do you know what? I like it! And people have given me compliments on the dress itself. It’s tighter than I expected it would be and I made sure to finish it correctly so I don’t pop out… like I did in the last dress made from this fabric.



Alethia said...

I love it, what a great save!!