Monday, April 20, 2015

A Pleasant Peasant Dress


An ongoing refashion series inspired by the 40's, 50's, and 60's.

This is probably one of the simplest refashions I have done lately.  In fact, it was so simple, I failed to take any process photos, so you'll just have to use your imagination!


I came across this picture awhile ago and liked the combination of denim and sheer together.  I kept it in the back of my mind whenever I shopped at the thrift stores.


While shopping one day I came across this embroidered muumuu for $2.00.  It wasn't exactly like the inspiration photo, but I was drawn to the embroidery on the yoke, and the price tag!


I did a little searching and found that peasant dresses and tops have been around a very long time.  I'd say that they fit into the retro runway series!

 

 

I cut the top of the muumuu off at the waist, allowing about 1" seam allowance for an elastic waist casing.


I also cut off the sleeve length and took everything in at the side seams for a better fit.  I made sure, however, to leave it roomy enough to still pull over my head.


A friend had recently given my a couple of yards of white gauzy fabric.  It was just the ticket!  I measured from my waist down to the length I wanted, adding a hem allowance and the 1" allowance for the elastic waist casing.  I cut two of these lengths from the fabric using the full 45" width for each piece.


I stitched the two rectangles together, gathered the top edge of the skirt and attached it to the bodice with a 1" seam allowance.  I then stitched the 1" seam allowance down to create a casing for the waist elastic, leaving a small opening to insert the elastic.



Once the elastic waist was done, I hemmed the sleeves and the skirting and was good to go!


Thanks to my son for letting me use his fun little retro scooter, lovingly named Jackie, as a prop!

I like to link to these great parties!



8 comments:

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    1. Thank you! It was fun including my son's scooter in the photos!

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  2. Haven't heard of, or seen a muumuu for a long time. The embroidery makes for a gorgeous top, once you trimmed it down and pairing the blue with white is perfect. Love it, Susan!!! As always, great photo shoot.

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    1. Thanks Shirley! It was a pretty simple refashion, but I liked the way it turned out. It's super comfortable also!

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  4. Really very nice post its all information and clothing design is really looking great.


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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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