Thrift store finds:
$1.50: Floral vintage house dress
$1.00: Striaght necked Tank top
$1.00: Vinyl belt with funky western buckle
.27cents: sales tax
I wandered around the shop looking for something to grab my attention and this is what I came home with. I saw that the gathered yoke part of the dress (right abovr the bust line) would be cool on a drop waisted skirt and the existing silver/pearly snaps could remain on the front to get in and out of the thing. I lined it with extra fabric from the bottom of the dress. I used one of my old skirts for the pattern.
I am so happy with how it turned out! I feel very accomplished!
The top took about 3 hours. my first idea didn't turn out so there was a bit of head scratching and seam ripping.
I used a piece of black elastic to look like a belt on the top. A combinaton of sewing and hot glue (black) attatched the buckle.
The skirt took over 4 hours. I was very careful, took my time.