Day 324: Play in the Park Dress

Check out this lovely 2-piecer!

Has the word “lovely” been redefined recently?

Talk about a BOGO!  :)  I’m a huge fan of this fun tropical print and the lightweight fabric of this thing.  I’m not such a fan of the frumpy cut of the dress or the not-so-hot layering action!

Time to get this dress ready for a warm & beautiful day!

First, I cut the dress off near the top, right where it starts to get narrow.

Making the cut!

Then, I hemmed the resulting raw edge!

Whirrrrrr!

Next, I cut two strips from the back of the jacket.

Strip #1 and Strip #2!

I stitched them both into tubes…

Tubular!

…and turned them right-side out!

Just like this!

I pressed my tubes, and pinned them onto my dress to make straps!

From Strips to Straps!

View from the back!

I stitched my new straps down, getting really excited about how this dress was turning out!  :)

Stitch that Strap!

I hopped into my fab new frock and out the door to catch a performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)!  Thankfully, there was no rain, and the show went on!  :)

At Finlay Park! :)

Lovin’ that drapey back! :)

As you can see, I grabbed a leftover scrap to wrap around my head for a driving scarf (I drive a convertible).  :)

It started to get a bit chilly, so I donned a cozy cardi in a complimentary color (such a sucker for alliteration!), as I began taking notes for my review of the show!

Pen & Paper at the ready! :)

Theatre-Lovin’ Pals! :)

Cheers!




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2 Comments on Day 324: Play in the Park Dress

  1. jsophia
    May 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Tip from one sewer to another: leave an extra 1-1.5 inches between your straps in the front, as they’re a little too close. Hope I’m not sounding like a jerk for saying that, as I think your pieces are always so inventive and inspirational!

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