I saw this for .99 cents and I had to have it!
Check out the awesome gold netting overlay with metallic thread!
The challenge is to make a maxi dress or skirt… but this is already a maxi dress. How am I going to refashion it?
I started with a cut…
This, obviously, separated the netting from the lining.
I serged the raw edge of the black lining at the waist, folded it over, and pinned it.
My elastic was mysteriously MIA. I have NO idea what happened to it. I had to improvise by stealing elastic off of some pajama shorts…
I fed it into the casing of the black lining and sewed it shut at the opening where I inserted it. Then, I made a kimono from the gold netting. There’s so much of this fabric… why not incorporate it?
I used those bottom scraps for the sleeves.
Because part of those scraps had raw edges from where they were cut, I did have to sew them together before attaching to the body of the kimono.
Right sides together, I put the sleeves into the body of the kimono.
I used a multiple zig zag stitch for this. This is fantastic on stretchy and/or temperamental material!
I thought I’d be done… but I decided to use the top scrap of the original dress. Waste not, right?
I removed the collar and other embellishments.
Now, I actually have a 3 piece set: Maxi skirt, Crop top, and shrug
I was able to take pictures just in time for a gorgeous sunset 🙂
Hubs is always asking me to show more skin… Sometimes I still suffer my Fat Girl Syndrome moments. But, it’s nice to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while…
And, if I just can’t handle it… I can always put on that awesome gold shrug!
Modesty is always in good taste 🙂
I like all three of these pieces because they can be worn together or separately.
I have a feeling these might be some new favorites 🙂
To see the other gals’ Maxi or Dress refashions, click here. Voting is open until next Friday at midnight.