The last time I decided to revamp an old maternity clothing item into something wearable it was snowing, so I am sort of establishing a pattern. Or not.
Since today is the last day of the Cabin Fever link-up, I thought it would be good to sew something in its memory. Also, I had an idea in my head to turn an old, thrifted motherhood maternity dress into a skirt that I could wear now and told the kids to try to stop me, I was on a mission.
Here's the victim of my shears:
So I wanted to make a skirt out of it while keeping the band right under the bust because there is a tie in the back that I thought would be nice to have for my ever growing, then shrinking, then growing, then shrinking again figure.
First I laid the dress out and hacked off the top, but left some extra fabric to fold over and sew onto the little seam on the inside:
|1- the little seam 2- the sad remains|
Once I pried my hand from her amazingly strong jaws, I folded the fabric down and sewed it to the seam:
Then I cut off a little of the length so as to be able to wear it with my fav boots, but then ended up liking it better with the shorties. Ok, I did not love it with either, or really at all, but it is an improvement on the sorry excuse for a dress.
|With lots of text and explanation, in case you are drunk in the middle of the day|
Ok, you can't even see the band. Also, I realize that the steps I laid out don't really make any sense, and neither do the pictures, but I tried-- this is why I never try to do tutorials.
That's all I have for you today.
I will be announcing the winner of the Valentine's Day Cabin Fever Creativity Link-up and Giveaway tomorrow, stay tuned!!