I made yet another tablecloth into a dress. Because tablecloth dresses are awesome, right?
So I found this very light violet / lavender tablecloth at the Salvation Army secondhand store for 4 euros:
So I again chopped the ends off (like previously when I made a similar dress) to make the skirt part and used the middle part to make the top:
I used a raglan-sleeve t-shirt as the model for the top, and took advantage of the already hemmed sides so I wouldn't have to hem the sleeves at all - yay for laziness! :D
Aside from the raglan sleeve top, I pretty much followed Annika Victoria's amazing tutorial, like I have done ever since I discovered the tutorial last year. Dress-making made easy.
So then the dress was done!
...But the dress was still missing something.
Oh yeah, pockets!
I have seen some awesome pocket designs on the internet, so I decided I could totally make Totoro pockets for my dress. Somehow I thought that they would fit on this particular dress well.
I found a stencil...
...and drew it on paper which I held against the screen of my laptop (because f*ck my printer). I also fixed the ears, haha. :D
I then cut the stencil out and placed it on a sleeve of a gray hoodie that was in my "for refashioning/scraps" pile.
I cut it out, making sure I cut through both sides of the sleeve to get two pieces. I then placed these pieces on scraps of the dress fabric (aka tablecloth) I had left, right sides together, and cut around again.
I then sewed around the edges, leaving a small gap at the bottom so I could turn the pieces inside out after sewing them.
I then cut out the stomach circle and placed it on folded cream-color fabric scraps, then cut two pieces out.
I painted the whatever-those-things-on-his-stomach-are with fabric paint and marker:
I drew and colored in the eyes, nose and mouth:
I used fabric glue to attach the stomach circles on the bodies, and ironed over the pieces to set the paint once it had dried.
I then figured out the placement of the pieces on the dress, tried the dress on to see if the pockets were in a good spot, and sewed them on close to the edge of the pockets, leaving the head part unsewn.
I sewed snap buttons on the backside of the ears and on corresponding spots on the dress to keep the pockets nice and neat when I'm not using them:
And here's the final result:
And here's me rocking my new, awesome tablecloth dress:
So, that kind of a DIY sewing project this time. What do you think of the pockets and the dress altogether? ^_^