I made another thing! And I can also wear this thing out of the house! This is a good trend, and I need to keep it up.
I've been really inspired lately by some of the color-block style skirts and jackets that various Etsy sellers are displaying in their shops, so I wanted to do something like that. It's actually kind of a funny story...I went into this with a very clear idea in my head of what I wanted, and after I'd cut all the garments to pieces, I realized it wasn't going to work. Nothing like the befuddled panic of sitting in front of a pile of virtually useless fabric scraps to get the creative juices flowing.
I used a kind-of-sweet but boring green dress as the base, and threw in pieces from a tartan schoolgirl skirt (no pic, sorry) and some elastic lace inserts. This is the dress:
I've had it for years but literally never wore it out of the house once, although I always liked it. I like it even better now!
I think I pulled this off pretty well under the circumstances, and I'm very excited to have this thing in my wardrobe now.