Friday, February 17, 2012

Out of season

I found this rayon blend ponte at Remnant Warehouse recently, in a lovely navy and white print. I made Butterick 8056 again, but this time made the scoop neck into a more boaty number.

This fabric is so nice, it is thick but soft, and it drapes nicely. A frock I can't wear for months! Unless I take it as a tripfit to chilly Europe next month, of course.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Release the Hounds(tooth)

A friend gave me this H&M frock late last year, because she knew I'd love the fabric.
It was too short, and a bit too boxy for me, so today I altered it.



The first thing I did was shape the waist a little, but not too much because I wanted to keep the 60s shift style. I need some waist shaping to suit my short-waisted torso.

I found a similar weight black knit in the stash, and added a band to the hem to add length. I added bands around the sleeve edges too, to make the hem band look deliberate. Now it's much more wearable, yay!