At last, the end of my craft project list has come, with another dress redo.
Almost six years ago, I found a blue plaid “pioneer” looking dress at Goodwill and turned into this pretty dress (see Numbers Game and Perfect Heels).
Fast forward years later, I started to think that it’s an okay dress but could be better. I thought that it would look cuter as a jumper, maybe worn with a pretty blouse.
So I started by removing the sleeves and cutting a new neckline.
I used bias tape along the arm holes and neckline. The only one I had around was this green wide bias tape, but since it wasn’t going to show the color didn’t matter too much.
See, I used single folded bias tape so the green is only on the inside. The real issue was the width. A thinner bias tape is more preferable because it curves better and lies flatter when finished.
All that was left to do was to trim the neckline with this beautiful crocheted lace. You may have noticed it is the same lace I used for a recent skirt (see Vintage Floral - Pretty Dress to High Waisted Skirt). It goes great with the plaid as well.
And here’s the finished dress, shown with a long sleeved blouse. It’s pretty nice, though I think I messed up a little cutting one of the arm holes. And I think it would look better worn with a collared blouse.
Since I did remove the sleeves, I naturally had leftover fabric. What can you always make with leftovers?
I whipped up this cute pleated plaid skirt for one of my dolls (check the doll blog for more about it).
It is cut on the bias so it slips on and off easily. As always, I am tempted to make a similar skirt for myself. Maybe someday.
Here’s the updated list:
Six down and out. Finally finished this list, it only took me a couple of months. What’s next? You shall see soon, look forward to it.