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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.

Kazzthespazz | UFO

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.

Kazzthespazz | UFO

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!

Kazzthespazz | UFO

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.

Do what you love



16 Responses to “Grace is a disgrace”

  • Though I can relate to this and it did make me chuckle, I think you are being far too harsh! All that work and such a unique garment. I can’t bear that you have ditched it. Can it not be a top rather than a dress?

  • You win some, you lose some. Hair looks good!

  • Sewingelle:

    It looks like a great top to me. Why does it have to be a dress? I’ve had my share of office appropriate length dresses turn into date night material, so i can relate!! The new haircut is sassy and smart

  • I like it! Your styling really makes it look so doable. Mod granny fabulousness.

  • But, it’s a shirt! No? No likey as shirt?

    Third time’s a charm?

  • Ally:

    There is always a crutch revel on PR so I guess it was only a matter of time….. Love the hair .xxxx

  • Oh hey, at least you gave it both barrels and we all have things that refuse to be a success no matter WHAT we do to them :) but wow! I love the new do!

  • Kazz:

    Janene, I had to end our relationship, we needed to part ways, I resented the thing in the end, wasting money on the dye and then the time spent altering. I had it in my head that it was going to be a dress a top never crossed my mind not sure I’d wear it. The garbo came this morning :)

  • Kazz:

    That’s right Catherine, glad you see it that way. Yeah a haircut can definitely lift your spirits.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Sewingelle, I guess the shrunken dress just got the better of me. Sassy & smart? Love that!

  • Kazz:

    Thanks prttypnk, maybe next time I’ll have better luck and be able to pull-off the Mod Granny fabulousness without my bum hanging out haha! She’s a dud and I’m okay with that.

  • Kazz:

    It made me angry Oona, I’m smiling because I like my hair, if you saw my angry defeated face you’d never recognise me. Garbage man came this morning Hoorah!!

  • Kazz:

    OMG Ally I saw that! poor girl. I’ve joined the crotch revealing elite.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Carolyn, I feel relieved really, I’ve finished some pants ready to show this week no longer thinking of the shrunken tablecloth dress. Thanks for popping in and commenting.

  • Nancy:

    I love your hair! I must say I really enjoy seeing what neat thing you’ve whipped up every week and you’ve inspired me to refashion a belt out of an old pleather belt from a thrift store, instead of making a new belt out of vinyl (I’m a follow-the-pattern kind of person. I don’t do think-outside-the-box very well.). Thanks Kazz!


  • Kazz:

    Sorry for my terribly late reply Nancy, I’m chuffed to of inspired you and good luck with your belt. Thanks for commenting that’s super nice of you.

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