Saturday, November 19, 2016

Long time no sew (dress to skirt quick fix)

Well this fall has gone fast.

I've been struggling with health issues and my studies, so it's been a wild ride with no chance of proper rest.

I've done no sewing since September due to the various symptoms related to my MdDS... Well, it's getting closer to the end of November and I've been feeling better for the past week or so.

Yesterday I thought that it would be fun to do some sewing... for the first time in over a month!

So I sewed a zipper. :D

Yup. One zipper.


Some of you might remember the black and green dress that I made in August 2015.

Back then, I was asking for suggestions as to what symbol I should put on the front of the dress with fabric paint.

Well, I tried, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted it, and the dress bodice looked pretty awful. So I never followed up on that post, because I buried the botched dress in my closet and decided to forget about it.

I was cleaning my closet the other day, packing away summer clothes to put them in storage for winter, and I came across the dress.

For a moment I thought about just tossing the entire thing, but I still really liked the skirt half of the dress. Upon further inspection I realized I'd sewn the waistband folded in half, and then attached it to the bodice. Which in turn meant that I could just seam-rip the bodice off and the waistband would still be intact and wouldn't need to be replaced. Then I could just change the zipper to a shorter one and use it as a skirt!

So I did just that. I sewed the zipper in today, and now I have a full pleated black-and-green skirt.

Rip, rip, rip some seams and then add a zipper. Easy as that!

I feel like I'm going to get more use of this piece as a skirt, because now it can be paired off with different kinds of shirts and sweaters.

Lesson of the day: sometimes messed-up projects make great successes if you just let them sit in your closet long enough. :D

What do you think of this quick dress-to-skirt project?

Satu / Sew Scoundrel