Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gingham Goodness!

I love gingham, and apparently I'm not the only one according to these sources...





Considering my affection for gingham, I was thrilled to find this dress on "half price dresses" day.  I loved the turquoise and black color and the velveteen covered buttons, but it did have a few issues, as noted.


I don't have any process photos for this one.  I essentially removed the sleeves and the collar, then raised the whole bodice up at the shoulder seams.  This brought the waist up, and the neckline!


I used a commercial pattern to cut new sleeves and armholes, then reattached them to the bodice.


I cut about 7" off the length and hemmed it with a small rolled hem.


With the excess cut from the bottom, I made a sash to tie around my waist. 


I'm loving this comfortable, cotton dress.  It's perfect for the sunny weather!

I like to link to these great parties!


7 comments:

  1. Awesome! You did a great job and it looks good on you. Now I need to find one!

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  2. WOW! What an amazing difference with just a few changes. I'm coveting this dress big time! :)

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  3. I love your vision! Great job as usual!!!!

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  4. Awesome foresite on your part. Totally different!!

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  5. Wow, that is so lovely. At first glance it looks so simple, but on closer inspection I can see a lot of work here, and all totally worth it.
    Here in the UK most primary schools have gingham for the girls summer dresses so I find it had to think of it for grown ups! I love this colour though, definitely not one used for school uniform here!

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  6. Such a difference to the original, Susan, without too much work. Looks fabulous!!!

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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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