Friday, June 17, 2011

Refashion Number 6 A dressy number this time.....

Mother wore a long skirt, a long shell, and a long beaded jacket to my youngest daughter's wedding.  She was wearing what she called UGLY shoes at this time and refused to wear anything that wouldn't hide them.  She was in a wheelchair most of the time by then, too, so her shoes didn't really matter so much, but they did to her.  Anyway, I cut the skirt off from the top and stitched it to the underlining of the shell, making a short (well, just below the knees) dress.  Then, I cut up the edge of the long beaded jacket trim.  I took the trim and curved it around the sides till it met in the back at hip level.  I stitched by hand, the trim to the fabric of the jacket.  There was no sewing this on the machine.  I broke two needles trying.  Anyway, once I had stitched around the trim numerous times by hand to ensure that it was going to hold, I then cut the length of the jacket off below the trim.  Boy, I should have taken some before pictures.  
I may wear this to my niece's wedding soon.  I see that I need to press the chiffon of the shell that overlays the skirt.  I did shorten it a bit, because it was longer than the jacket when I thought I was through.                                                                                                                   

Where the bottom front corners of the trim ended, it makes kind of a point on either side of the back of the bottom of the jacket.  It doesn't look even in this photo, but I peomise it is.
I'm not sure that I want to wear this or what I wore to my nephew's wedding earlier this spring.  It's different sides of the family so no one will know if I wear what I've already worn.


MushyWear said...

What a beautiful ensemble in a gorgeous color. Just perfect for a wedding! Way to go on the refashion.

Susan said...

How will be perfect for the wedding!

The sewing room said...

Very pretty and some hard work has gone into this as to what you should wear,wear what you feel most comfortable in it can be a long day but what ever you wear have a great day hugs Pat.

KID, MD said...

That is lovely! You've been doing some wonderful refashion work. I love that you are able to incorporate these garments of your Mom's into your life. I'm sure she'd be thrilled.

Needled Mom said...

That is very pretty. I love the color and it will be wonderful for the wedding.

My mom is in a wheelchair too and hates her "ugly" shoes. She always had such cute shoes until she became a paraplegic and I think that the shoes she needs now bother her more than anything else.

gwensews said...

That is very pretty. Wow, you are craking out a nice wardrobe with all this refashioning. Nice work!

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

So pretty. Love the fabrics you're mom chose. I'm amazed at the rate you're producing these works-of-art. Thanks for sharing these. So much inspiration. Hugs

Faye Lewis said...

So pretty! You are going to have a brand new wardrobe.

Donna said...

It looks superb Julia! You did a stunning job and I think you will look lovely in it. BTW, I've discovered that hand-sewing is a seamstresses best friend. Sometimes you just have to do it. I feel for you because I know exactly what that's like having to sew something by hand due to broken needles. :o)


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