Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rain Day Creativity

Rainy Day Creativity at its finest!

Here is what cabin fever, a couple of rainy days spent indoors, leftover freezer paper from turkey slaughter day, vintage lace & metal zippers, and 3 yards of spare fabric will get you! Using one of my favorite vintage dresses (gift from the lovely Jeanna) as a guide, I traced the dress parts using the freezer paper (and of course measuring for seam allowances), and sewed myself a replica of the dress in this fantastically wild checker pattern. I inserted an authentic metal side zipper (using a spare zipper from the huge bag I snatched at a yard sale for $2 a couple of years ago), and decorated the bodice with vintage lace (also scored at a yard sale for pennies). I am wearing my thrift store $2 vintage crinoline underneath that I converted into my size (it was originally a large size with snap side closure) by rolling the waist band and inserting an elastic band.

Not too shabby, eh? :)

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Great job! It is a fabulous dress and looks authentic.