Added Jun 10, 2011
Port Moresby, Pa...
What do you do with a string-strap tank top that was too short, and a knit dress that was just awful – a tent with no shape?
Solution: I cut the straps off the top, used the self-belt of the dress to make new shoulder treatment, and then cut the bottom section of the dress into a skirt and joined it to the tank.
Voila! New dress!
Well, it didn’t work out quite that easy in practice, there was a fair amount of unpicking and unmentionable words during the actual reconstruction. (Did anyone notice my “novice” status? Yeah, that’s me. Ambition and a sewing machine, but not much else! LOL)
The concept was brilliant. Or at least I thought so. The resulting dress was marvelously comfortable.
Unfortunately, Himself didn’t like it and it was gifted to a happy recipient. Sigh….
Knit garments, reconstructed.
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