Thursday, 30 April 2009

REVAMPED!

I just finished revamping a dress into a skirt.
I found this summery girls dress (it's for a 6 year old)
at the car boot sale last Sunday for 20 pence and I knew
right away that I could revamp it into a skirt since I'm
quite petite.
It took me about 1 hour and I'm relatively pleased with
the result.
This skirt will look perfect with the red gingham top I'm
working on at the moment.

Talking about sewing, I got my dressmaking certificate
yesterday. I thought about attending another course in
the fall but it's not worth it since I don't get much help
and guidance from the teacher so my plan is to put an ad
out in the paper or on the net that I would like private
tutoring once a week from a retired lady who have all the
time in the world and who wouldn't mind some cash for
the trouble.

Sorry about the awfully dull pictures, there's more cute
details, like frills, than my crappy camera will tell...

BEFORE


AFTER




Close up on the pattern.

12 comments:

Rosie Unknown said...

That is so awesome!

Betty Lou said...

den blev superfin ju! du är så duktig. och det låter som en bra plan, gamla tanter vet & kan mycket

Zizzi said...

Love the skirt! I would never have thought of that!

Elina said...

How pretty!

fröken lila said...

vilket otroligt fint tyg!! det ser hur söt som helst ut, med alla jordgubbar..

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Lovely! I think the fabric looks more like smultron than strawberries. Reminds me of some patterns from my childhood, I thik I had a pair of ballerinas like that.

Funny btw, I always tought you were really tall :)

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

that pattern is adorable!

Here at the cottage said...

Great idea!

Linnea said...

oh sa fin! kul att sy om sadant man inte kan ha till nagot som passar...alskar tyget!

Salla said...

Wow! You got skill, girl ;)

Eda said...

Love the pattern!You did a great job altering it!

Mrs Munster said...

Excellent revamping!