Posts Tagged ‘ paisley ’

And refashions, too

More inspiration for spring:

Gray paisley silk, pristine condition. Must cut down to something sharp. It’s really a giant dress, with covered buttons.

gray silk paisley

Purple heather knit. Already an awful ugly T-shirt.

purple heather knit

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Refashion plan: From dress to what?

I found this turquoise silk dress for pennies at the thrifts.

I love prints that aren’t florals. So the paisleys were exciting. And I’ve been trying on this blue-green in a wardrobe that contains neither blue nor green.

Thought about hemming up the sleeves and the bottom, since the workmanship on this guy is amazing: Quilted yoke and cuffs, finished insides with interfacing to kick out the shoulders, bra holders, skinny tie front.

Then I noticed this giant spot on the front bosom of the dress. Boo. It’s going to need to be recut into something else.

But what?

Maybe a Wendy top?
Maybe a Cynthia Rowley?

Sometimes it’s faster to just start over

And cut a whole new dress from an old one instead of slaving to make the old one fit.

dress refashion brown print

Thank you, Cynthia Rowley, my new go-to girl. I think I own all her Simplicity patterns now.

I’m using a variation of this 2584 tunic. The A neckline, the B length and none of the sleeves.

Of course,  I had to reverse the front and back, so the back pieces of the new dress are cut from the front of the old one. Which means I almost had a patch pocket on my tush.

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