You know when you set out to achieve something and when you get there it's not quite what you were expecting.
YOU JUST HAVE TO...
Then you discover what you were trying to achieve was still the same only it's suddenly bigger and better than what you originally thought...
So let's take a look at the evolution of my Traffic Stopping Dress...
I completed this dress which was the first time I had pulled out a pattern to make something from scratch for myself since high school. Unfortunately I missed the "Size 16" stamped on the front of the pattern. I am not a size 16.
I told Carlos to close his eyes before I showed him my efforts and once he opened them his facial expression was priceless. He could tell I was so proud to have constructed the dress from scratch even though we both knew it was too big and let's face it I looked like a clown.
I had managed to make a dress.
Now it was time to rethink and refashion my new dress into something a little more suited to my personality.
I cut off the big puffy sleeves and put 2 darts in the bust.
Re shaped the body and donned my favourite comfy jeans.
I also remembered how to tie a neck tie.
Much nicer than a bow.
My favourite part about the dress was definitely making the skirt. Usually I would just put elastic in it but this time I decided to make a waist band.
How cute does it look!!??
I ended up adding pleats evenly around the skirt adding a tie up waist band.
My thinking behind the skirt was that Moo can wear it too.
So there you have it.
I wonder if this bed sheet preferred to be hidden in a room or is happier to be worn out and about? I know which I prefer.
I went back to the treasure shop where I bought the sheets and the ladies there remembered me. They were extremely impressed with my new skirt. So impressed in fact that I was shown a special area where they do the treasure sorting and they just had a delivery of scrap materials and trimmings.
They asked if I would be interested in sorting through it... hmmm what do you think my answer was?