This week was about refashioning a dress that I never wear. It was a retro wrap dress but is now a wearable muslin for a 50s inspired sun dress. Here's the reveal:
|Wearable Muslin Mash Up - Butterick B5603 & B5917|
I know, I know, I need to retake the picture. :P
The fabric started out like this:
|1950s Wrap Dress|
For the top I used the bodice pieces from Butterick B5603 Retro dress pattern in size 12. However, the size 12 top does not match the size 12 bottom so I took out the back darts to make it fit properly. In making this again, I'll have to get the next size up package and use the size 14 bodice.
Other changes that are planned are to add a wide ribbon at the under bodice with a ribbon bow. Also, using a stiff poly/cotton blend is not ideal. The darts do not lay well and there isn't enough give in the fabric to make this a comfortable dress to sit down in. I'll have to go shopping for a softer, slightly forgiving fabric. Perhaps a nice pique?
Next up, I want to achieve something from my old planned project pile. I'd love to make the Zara inspired skorts from my plaid cotton poplin (blogged here) or using Simplicity 1460 and some purple cotton burnout fabric from my stash.