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Monday, 2/04/2019: Hi lovelies! I'm a day late getting this up, but my challenge has been decided for the week. I will be tackling an upcycle (which for those who aren't familiar, is using an exisiting garment/sheet/curtain/other textile to create something new). I already have a dress that I purchased from Goodwill for this exact purpose. It had a hole in it, but it was cheap and otherwise too amazing to pass up. The dress will become something new for my daughter, so I will have her try it on after school, then get a pic posted for you! Can't wait to show y'all the transformation that takes place!
So here is what I am working with. This sparkly, heart, knit polyester dress, complete with shoulder pads is going to become something suitable for an almost 10-year-old. Perfect for V-day, too! I'm a little excited. She was very puzzled lol.
Saturday, February 9, 2019: Last night, I chose a base pattern and started cutting fabric. Tonight I actually began the construction process. I decided on the Brooklyn from Made for Mermaids, but I cheated by using the hems and side seams from the original dress on the skirt portion and the sleeves. I also added a neckband instead of facing because I didn’t want to deal with any hemming since I didn’t have to do any elsewhere, and I always topstitch my facings. I will finish it up tomorrow morning!
Sunday, February 10, 2019: I finished the dress up this morning and I think it came out okay. This fabric is quite heavy and stretchy, and it made the gathering look unflattering, to me.
Because of that, I actually separated the bodice and skirt and cut it into a peplum instead. I think being able to find my clear elastic would have helped, as it seems like this fabric just doesn’t sit well at seams and would have benefitted from a little reinforcement. I also redid the neckband because I saw that I accidentally serged too much off on the front and it was uneven.
Anywho, the resulting peplum came out decent enough and my daughter has something to wear to school on V-day. I'll grab modeled shots of her that morning and post them. Now, onto Week 6...