Say that 5 times really fast…
I think it’s lovely. Love the color, love the print. I just wanted it to be a dress, not a skirt. This is how I did it…
I cut the coral lining from the chevron print at the waist.
To reinvent this as a bodice, I took it in quite a bit at the back and used our Imagine Serger to finish the raw edge. Then, I pinned it under at the top (and sewed, leaving a small gap). This is going to be a casing for elastic.
Right Sides together, I pinned Coral lining back into the chevron material and used a straight stitch. The original elastic is still in the waist of the chevron, so I stretched it as I sewed.
The Chevron material is ULTRA see-through, so I used some material from a refashion I’ve yet to publish, and made a new lining.
To attach the new white lining into my dress, I put RIGHT side of lining against WRONG side of chevron material… it was a bit tricky.
This was pretty thick, so I used my Janome 8900 🙂 #MyFavorite
And now I have a Maxi dress, not just a skirt 🙂
My [step] grandson’s mother, Lexey, got married over the weekend. This was a perfect dress for the outdoor occasion because, Thank God, it’s finally warmed up to normal Spring weather!
Yeah, so, I should’ve made the lining a bit longer… Why is it that only hindsight is always 20/20? Why can’t foresight be 20/20???
Anyhoo, I’m rather proud of this one. Despite the fact the wedding color was Turquoise… I think this was a success 🙂
Happy Me-Made-May ’16!