Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ugly Fabric Weekend, Part 1

Sometimes, as a seamstress, you will take a stroll through your fabric selections and come across a few things that make you stop and go…..”What was I THINKING?!?!?!?”  And sometimes you have to stop for a moment longer and ask “And WHY do I have so much of it?!?!??!”

I typically walk by this fabric




and just shake my head but on a particular weekend I stopped and said….”I may as well play with it”.  I have 6 yards of it.  Why not?!

So after coming across a fellow blogger, I saw an amazing half circle skirt/maxi dress. The play on stripes was mesmerizing (scroll down her page to find what dress I'm referring to).  And I thought, YEAP!  This is it.  So I followed her inspiration and some instructions from Nest Full of Eggs.

For the top, I used two pattern pieces from McCalls 6073 (Bodice Front and Bodice Back).  I added the necessary inches to fit my body.  I also added length since I would not be using the front waist band in the pattern. I did not gather the sleeves as described in the pattern.  I simply wanted the slope of the top.  Oh, and I added pockets!  They are hidden at the side seams!  I've always loved the idea of a full dress/skirt with pockets.  I like having somewhere to put my hands.


I wanted a deeper V-neck in the back so I folded over the pattern's edge (see below).


FINAL RESULT!!

 UGLY FABRIC GONE RIGHT!!!



Don't underestimate ugly fabrics.  They can sometimes make beautiful pieces.  We just have to get creative.  More to come!!

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