September 19, 2010

Just call me Scarlett O'Hara... or a von Trapp

Today I am unveiling a project that I worked on over the summer... enjoy!

What I wore today begin as this:

And ended up like this:

It all started when my Mom found these drapes at Goodwill and fell in love with the print.  When she brought them home I fell in love with it too and wanted to do something with it.  I have to admit, it was difficult to figure it out without having the result look too much like a 70s couch but I think it turned out not too tacky.

This was my first dress/top/skirt to make by myself (with the help of Mom since reading patterns is not a skill I possess).  The fabric was really slippery and difficult at times but I was determined!

The top wound up being way too big after we had already cut it out and sewn it, so we added the pleat in the back to take it up. 

The skirt has 3 pleats on each side towards the middle of the front part of the skirt, which I am not a fan of.  It only adds a weird amount of bulk right where no one wants bulk.  The next time I use this pattern (from the 70s) I will skip the pleats and just do a gathered skirt.  Easier and more attractive.

top & skirt disguised as a dress- I MADE IT!!!
belt- Gap kids (super duper old)
sandals- Bandolino via TJ Maxx
bracelets and rings- Goodwill
watch- Fossil



  1. Hehe, that is so awesome!!! You look darling.

  2. Wow so never. Would have guessed that that dress was drapes. Completely thought it was store-bought.

  3. Wow. Great job! I can never find cool sheets at Goodwill when I am there

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