Turning two dresses into one. Doesn’t sound very thrifty… shouldn’t it be the other way round? Ah, but: take two things I never wear (both incredibly unflattering, especially the stripy one – don’t be deceived by its innocent appearance hanging on my wardrobe); and turn them into one totally wearable dress plus some useful leftovers (including an invisible zip). Hooray!
What I did:
- Removed the sleeves of the grey jersey dress and reduced the width across the chest
- Chopped off the bottom part of the stripy dress and lining and stitched them to the grey jersey.
- Did a nifty bit of cutting and stitching to make the front insert, using leftovers from the stripy dress
- Sewed the arms back on
Funny how restyling old things is just as satisfying as making something from scratch – maybe even more so?