Sunday, 28 April 2013


I am chuffed to say/show that I have finally finished TWO projects this weekend that have been hanging around for AGES! In fact one of them was started around three years ago...oops..

The first one I decided to attack was to alter a stripy dress I'd bought from a charity shop last year. I loved the colour and stripes but the shape didn't really suit me..Stick of rock anyone? 

I cut off part of the bottom, using the stripes as a guide and hand stitched (as I don't have a machine needle for jersey fabric yet) the hem whist watching tv!

L-R The original dress, now after cutting off a big piece can be worn either as a shorter dress or as a skirt!

I'm really pleased with how it has turned out. I think I prefer the skirt version - or will at least need something over the top of the dress (or under it for a bit of a 'boost' ;-). I even put my sun hat on in the hope that this will mean we will now get some sunshine!!

In fact I have the large off-cut to make into something else - so will have a play around with that..any ideas?

Off-cut - what shall I make with this?
I'll share my other project tomorrow...can't have too much excitement in one day! ;-0


  1. How about making a matching bag with the cut off?
    I agree the dress looks much better shorter!

    1. That's a good idea Viv ref a bag. And yep totally agree! ;-0


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