Since I’ve started sewing, people randomly give me gifts of fabric and clothes. Now that I work in the back of a fabric store, I get MORE fabric and clothes. I have refrained from taking them all, but every now and then something with promise catches my eye.
Exhibit A: Frumpster shirt dress.
I know that you are thinking that this dress is a lost cause, but I had hope that this would be a cute candy striper dress for my Grand Opening Party.
Here’s how the creative process went.
- amputate sleeves
- carefully cut off collar
- remove about a foot of fabric from the skirt.
- add extra buttonholes“ to the top of the dress and use the buttons from the bottom and sleeves
- make bias binding from the fabric that was cut off the skirt
- bind the neck and armholes
- hem skirt
In the meantime, a box of elastic belts appeared in the store. I found a pink one that matched, and used excess sleeve fabric to cover one of the buckles.
Here’s the finished dress.
I plan on going over some of the techniques used to make this dress in“ my Creative Hacks class next weekend.