Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

I bought this fabric at an op shop a few years ago.  I didn't have a clue what I'd do with it, since it's a knit fabric, but it was a lovely colour and I liked the texture.  Recently the idea came to me to make it into a dress similar to this one.   So I laid the grey one on the fabric and cut. 

I was really unhappy with the neck especially - I'm trying to cover it up with a scarf LOL.  So I unpicked the stitching, rescued scraps from the bin and sewed a band around the neck.  SOOO much better!  I'll get a photo of the improved dress at some stage. Later I rescued more scraps to maybe do the same with the ends of the arms.  Ideally since I was making my own dress I would LOVE to have had super long sleeves for the first time, like, ever!  But there wasn't enough fabric!  I was SO bummed about that!

Dress - made by me
Tights - Target
Boots - Modcloth
Scarf - Harris Scarfe
Brooch - gift from Charlotte


Granny Janny said...

What a great dress. I love the colour. You did so well with a knit. How did you do the neckline?
Love Mum

Mardi said...

Yvette thats awesome!! Stretch isn't easy... and this fits so perfectly.... such a great job.
Love that broach too..Mardi x

Charlotte said...

it looks great! Especially for a dress you made without a pattern! Great work for rescuing the scraps and fixing the neck line! Looks sweet with your brooch :)

Lea said...

Well done miss clever. Looks super comfy too. Bummer bout the arms.

Sheree said...

You're so clever looks great!!! I love your cute brooch too. :)