I’ve been upcycling again! I feel a little guilty about this one, the dress I upcycled was actually quite cute. It was 1950’s style with a full skirt and fitted bodice. I am sure it would have looked super on anyone but me. It made me look like a cupcake (and not in a delicious and tasty way!)
There was quite a bit of fabric to go at, so I managed to make myself a dress, a skirt and there is still a bit left over.
The dress I made is called the Colour-block shift, it has a drop sleeve and open neckline. The pattern is from the pattern book, Casual Sweet Clothes by Noriko Sasahara. I chose this lovely charcoal chambray to team with the lobster print and I think it’s a success. I made an alteration to the original pattern as it suggested a heavy fabric like wool. I had to remove the bow detail at the back as it kept pulling the front upwards because my fabric choice is quite light.
The second project I made was this cute mini skirt. I drafted this pattern, it just an A-line mini made from my block. I am no pattern-drafter but this one is quite basic if your maths is up to scratch. The emerald green zip makes it for me. I love an external zip mainly because I hate putting in zips and really an external zip is easy (and cheating!)
I think I have just enough left to make a hat. Watch this space!