Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A Renovation of Sorts!

(*My posts keep being late bc the internet is out every evg when I try and post!)
 First off the list of to-do's for today is the mystery QOV 
which is finished at quilt group yesterday.
 Last night, I loaded up a new quilt on the frame 
so I can get back in line for clearing up the long
queue for tops!
 And I had an unusual project lined up for myself-
a young friend's bridesmaid dress that was good for well, nothing she would wear again.
The top had only one strap which left a lot of bare skin.
I offered to lop off the bottom and make a cropped shirt to go over the dress
so it could be used for dress up without looking like a bridesmaid dress anymore!
I just barely squeaked out the parts and even had to use the end of the sash for the collar
but I did it!
My Grandma who was the queen of eking out of fabric yardage, would've been proud of me!
Today, I will sew up this lined sheer top and see just how it all looks when I finish!


  1. I still remember my mother at the table, cursing silently, twisting fabric and pattern this way and that to make the most of every scrap:) and when I didn't have enough to make a dress for a little girl, I used the flowing fabric for the skirt bit, and crocheted a band to make the top! worked well, and she loves twirling around in it (what is it about little girls and twirly dresses?:)

  2. Can't wait to see the re-do of the dress.

  3. Brilliant! I hope you'll share photos of the "new" dress.

  4. I am so impressed! I can't even imagine trying to figure that out.

  5. Wow! What a great idea. Could we see photos of the finished dress?

  6. Oh wow - I'd love to see how your transformation turns out!

  7. You haven’t done a magic-sewing-trick like that in a while! Remember all of the great ideas I used to hatch up for you to do for me?! 🙂

  8. You have all kinds of fun projects going! I love the flip flop foot! I can't even imagine not having socks on right now. LOL


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