Okay, so I took a week or so off, again, and I'm going to try this again. Most of you advised that I should not give up on blogging, but not feel pressured to blog when I'm not in the mood. I have been sewing. I haven't been doing my usual sewing, though. I have been refashioning some of my mother's clothing to fit me. I am ready to show you some of these things, now.
Thanks for all of your encouragement. I just got into a little funk. I think that the memories that kept flooding my mind while I was working with Mother's clothes was part of that. I know that Mother would be so proud to know that I am reusing her clothes this way. I have given away most of her things, but I started looking at the fabrics and decided to use them for myself.
I didn't take any BEFORE pictures! How neglectful of me. I will try to describe each of these items, in this post and the next several, as they were originally. This was a dress style that was fairly popular, maybe 5 or 6 years ago. It was a long, almost to the ankle, dress that had no shape. The jacket had a collar like a button up shirt normally would have. So, what did I do to change it?
With Beulah's help, I'll show you. First, I cut the dress off to make a shell to wear under tops, including the sheer jacket that came with the dress. I will also wear this under some other tops. My next post will show an example of that. I also took the side seams.Next, I cut the collar off of the jacket. I cut the leftover fabric that I cut off the bottom of the dress into 4 strips, which I braided. I attached this braid to the neckline of the jacket.
I've also been working on some purses. I'm trying to perfect my designs before I start sharing these, though.
Next, I'm going to make some summery little outfits for the grands. I'm going to use red, white, and blue bandanas! I hope these turn out like I am seeing them in my mind.
It's good to be back, again. I hope my blogging mood stays with me this time. Again, thanks for the positive comments.