Friday, August 11, 2017

Quite Possibly My Greatest Challenge!

This beautiful princess dress from the 80's goes well with my messy kitchen.
I bought it for $6.00 at my local thrift store. It is more than I usually spend on something I didn't quite know what to do with, but I bought it anyway.

Bows, lace and blue satin! YES!

I picked apart the entire dress to see if it would inspire me.

That's a whole lotta fabric!

The sleeves themselves could have been another dress! OY!

I have a raglan sleeve t-shirt pattern that inspired me.

With all that sleeve fabric, it wasn't long enough, so I had to add some to the bottom.

I've also had this lion fabric for a while waiting for the perfect project, and this was it!
Can you tell what I'm using it for?

Pin, sew, repeat.

I attached a zipper, some navy knit fabric for the collar, cuffs and hem band. 

This is quite possibly my greatest challenge, and the one thing I'm so proud of myself for!

Lion fabric lining, and a bow topped inside pocket!!!!!!!!

I wore it out to dinner, and to the Speedway with my fam 
to watch a good friend race his car!

Please tell me what you think!
I can't wait to wear it again!

See you next time!