I decided yesterday at work that I wanted to make a new dress to wear to my husbands families Christmas Eve party/dinner. I drew up a design and everything, but when I got home and layed out the fabric and clothing, it just did not look as good as I hoped.
So I grabbed my scissors and sat and thought for a few minutes and came up with the perfect dress. Looks like something you would buy in the store(at least I think so
Here is what I did::
I started with a black shirt, a purple dress and some leopard print furry fabric
I put on the shirt and pinned where I wanted to leopard print waste band to go
Cut the shirt, front and back
Cut a 5 inch wide piece of the leopard print fabric that the length matched.
(did 5 inches because it needed to be cut in half the long way and stitched at the end to make one long piece)
Flipped the top of the shirt inside out, placed the leopard print fabric so when it would be turned right-side-out it would show
Pinned it all down and sewed it
Grabbed the purple dress, cut off the skirt and placed it on the leopard print part of the "new top"
Did a simple pleating for the whole front of the dress which made it so the whole back of the skirt would lay flat.
Hand stitched the pleats in place along the front
Machine sew along the pleats to secure and all along the back
And you're done!
Sorry I did not take step by step pictures, did not honestly think it would turn out!!
((Since this is my first post I can't put pictures in here, but here are the links!!))
Close-up of top:
Close-up of waist:
Close-up of skirt:
What do you guys think?!