Do you recognise this dress? Yes, it’s the Gatsby Dress, I’m trying really hard to ‘work it’ it’s a bit of a disaster really, no time for anything this week. This week over at the Sew Weekly it’s the UFO challenge which means- unfinished object, because I’ve had a big week and visitors over this weekend it was best I kept things simple so I could get to work on other things. Using the Gatsby dress was my best and most fastest way out of this challenge, I thought i’d try and make it into something more wearable? that— I believe is called a refashion? I know, I know but I’m all about breaking the rules baby.
Can you pick what’s wrong with this dress? I think we were destined to never get along. After chopping off the bottom of the Gatsby dress I placed darts in the back, chopped off those flutter sleeves replacing them with these capped sleeves, reinforced all the seams with stay tape, tried it on for a final fitting deciding I was happy then proceeded to dye it black.
Once it was dyed and dried, I placed the peterpan collar on, threw it over my head, stood in the mirror and just laughed, a big belly laugh, the thing shrank up to my thing. What do you do? From what was a very large tablecloth that would of fit a queen bed to now, a barely wearable dress all I can think is what. a. disaster, what next? should I sew a crotch and wear it as a swimming costume to scare the sharks off the beach, a new take on the one piece perhaps? Ha! Oh please, feel free to laugh along. I’ll send you a bag of lemons!
I was going to line it but why would you bother. I had to take the photos in my backyard, my butt was hanging out the back, my hubby was like, yeah! that’s hot!! *eye roll*
Maybe I can make a bolster cushion of sorts? Hmm, the ladies over at The Sew Weekly give the best advice and I appreciate all of their lovely comments but I’ve decided to bin the thing. Totally defeated and still happy to show you that things don’t always go to plan even though I’m smiling in the photos—believe me it’s not the dress it’s my new haircut. Ah well. Hopefully next weeks garment puts my sewing mojo back on track. See you then. Have a great weekend.
This ones called Grace-one of my favourite Supagrass songs.