Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Project plans

A few months ago I acquired this dress at a clothes swap. It is a perfect fit and I love the retro shape. I feel a little like the queen when I put it on! It is her kind of shape.

I love love love the collar and the covered buttons.

And the faux pockets.

I am not so keen on the holes, snags, wobbly stitching in clashing thread and weird sixties plastic fabric.

It has been hand made which I love!

But not very well, which I do not love.

So, my plan is to unpick it and use it as a pattern to remake it in fabric made of natural fibres. I am very excited about it even though it will probably be too warm to wear for quite a while. I have even started to wonder if I can make those faux pockets into real pockets. I love dresses with pockets.

I shall reuse the zip in tribute to the original maker, but I hope I can pick out thread that matches my chosen fabric!



  1. What a great idea, I'm looking forward to seeing your new creation!

  2. That looks like a fun project - do keep us posted please.

  3. Looking forward to seeing your lovely new dress!

    Love Claire xx