I posted earlier about going for my friend's wedding, and deciding to use my red Lulu guinness Lips clutch, with the red head piece I made a couple of weeks ago. I had hoped to make a dress in a different colour, and match it with the same coloured shoes, so all the while in Belgium, I was on the look out for some interesting fabric, and possibly shoes. Unfortunately, I came back with a pair of black shoes bought for me by my cousin, and no dress or fabric in a good enough colour.
As you all know, I came back on Tuesday, and I have not really had time to make any dress, or go shoppping for a new dress. So I had to go through my wardrobe, to try and knock up an outfit. Earlier this year, I had gone to Christchurch to visit my friend, for a crafty weekend. We went thrifting, and I came home with alot of things, one of which was a size 18 red pleated skirt, bought for £5. I decided to wear it with a black bustier I had, with the black shoes my cousin bought for me in Belgium.
On my way from work on friday, I stopped by Oxfam, just to see if they had any sewing related stuff, and found a lovely pair of red shoes, which I quickly grabbed, for £6. This completely changed my outfit in my head, as I decided to wear the red shoes instead of the black one. I also decided to use only the red skirt, and wear it as a dress.
|singing while cooking and getting ready to refashion my skirt.|
1)I Measured my chest, just above my bust.
2) I cut elastic using measurement of chest, plus 1cm extra for seam allowance.
3)Next I opened up the waistband of the skirt and took out the weakend elastic.
4)I replaced the old elastic with the new one. My friend does not have a sewing machine, so I had to do this by hand sewing.
5) Then I used some of the trim I bought at the flea market in Antwerpen on the waistband, then used the rest as a belt.
I forgot to take a picture with my Lips clutch, but trust me, it was there.
I am currently working on my holiday wardrobe, as we go away next friday. I am soooooooooo excited. Can't wait. I am hoping I will be able to crack trouser making by next week, so I can at least make a pair of shorts. Either that, or I won't be spotted in shorts during the spain sojourn. We don't want that now do we?
I am also very happy with the amazing response to the Pattern Magic giveaway. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far, its been really funny reading all your drafting disasters. Its comforting to know that I am not the only one having issues with simple paper and pencil..lol.. For a chance to enter this giveaway, please check out this post. The giveaway is open till the 31st of July.
Take care everyone