After making Martin’s coat, I needed some simple sewing projects. A few of my items in my Etsy shop were due to expire. I had a look at the stats on each item and the ones with very few hits, … Continue reading
Next in the series of up-cycled items…
This smock like dress – perhaps it was a nightdress? – from my vintage suitcase haul.
There were so many cute features I loved on the original of this dress. The hand covered buttons and button loops, the crossover sleeves, the gathered shoulder yokes.
I wanted to keep all of these bits so I updated it in a sympathetic way.
First of all I opened up the side seams and recut the bodice so that I could add darts.
I chopped off the sleeves so that I could reattach them as small petal sleeves.
Then I gathered the skirt and reattached it all together.
All in a days work and a very cute dress to show for it, I hope you’ll agree!
Last week Martin and I went on a mini UK tour to the north of England. As part of this trip, we visited his Grandma, who just happened to give me a literal suitcase full of fabric. What could I … Continue reading
The weather around these parts (yes I’m British so I will start the majority of my posts with weather comments) is crazy. Literally torrential rain and thunder and lightening one minute and bright sunshine the next. I’ve made quite a … Continue reading