i made this last week. i would have posted it sooner, but i slipped on a puddle of water at the bar (i was sober!) and jacked up my elbow pretty bad. it's not broken, it's not even sprained, but i've got a sling and i can't use it very much... which means no sewing
since i use two hands to sew
(i can't even drive either lulz bc my truck is a stick FML)
anyway! this is a reconstruction of a vintage dress that i did for an online friend - she supplied the dress (which was too long, too big, and she was a hater of the neckties
) and i did some cutting and pasting and we're both pretty excited about the result. she's already received it and loves it, so i thought i would post and share!
i shortened the hem and tightened the whole thing, added a waistband and cuffs and a bottom band, and took off the neckties and replaced them with a scoop neck. there was also a zipper, i got rid of that too since it's not really necessary on such a stretchy dress.
i took this side pic by accident, but it actually turned out to be something i could use hahaha
the back. you can see the seam where the zipper used to be.
here's another front view just bc, idk.
oh, and here is the before. it is polyester. i'm not exactly sure what the design is supposed to be, but it's colorful and i love it. i even found turquoise fabric in my stash that perfectly matched the turquoise accents!
and while i'm here, here are a couple other recons i did a few weeks ago:
sparkly side panels taken from a super glittery turtleneck.
~mind the gap~ tshirt turned into a raglan sleeve top
big 80s sweater into a cute lil mini dress.
some of this purple fabric was removed from a purple tshirt.
that's all i got. plz let me know what you think