Recently, I invested in a new dress form! I can’t believe I’ve gone so long without one. It’s like having a clone I can use to try on things, experiment with drape, and pin! I haven’t decided on a name for her yet. :)
I decided to use her to refashion this skirt.
Now, this is a perfectly nice skirt. Sadly, it’s too small for me (a size 0…crazy!), it has a couple of small stains on the waistband that I couldn’t get out in the wash. Happily, it was a freebie!
I decided to turn this skirt into a top. First, I cut out the lining.
Then, I put it on my dress form upside-down and pinned it where I wanted the neckline and arm holes to be.
Then, I ran it through my machine to make my sleeve-ish things. :)
Now I have a fun, blousy top made of oh-so-very-soft silk. You can’t even see the small stains due to the way my top drapes. :)
I headed out with my fella to celebrate a very special guy’s birthday. :)