Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Eco-Friendly, Retro / Vintage, Casual
I found a flowery print rayon shirt-dress in the Bargain Bin (99 cents a pound) at the Goodwill Thrift Store, so it literally cost me less than 99 cents! I took it apart and reconstructed it into this cute 1940s style dress (or a summery top, for the modest woman!). The green halter straps were made from a silk blouse also found in the Bargain Bin (Im estimating about 25 cents for this fabric) and the buttons on the back closure were repurposed from the shirt-dress.
What was your inspiration?
I love repurposing clothing! I wanted to make a dress from the pattern for myself, but I wanted to try it with an inexpensive fabric first (99 cents a pound is about as inexpensive as you can get!) and I didn't want to just use muslin.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that I was able to get all the panels, necessary for the princess seaming, from one dress. It took some manipulation on my part, but I made it work!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't worry if it doesn't work, especially using such inexpensive fabric...you can always go hunt down some more bargains!