Wednesday, 2 May 2012

2 into 1

Have you ever bought a dress that's not your normal style but are convinced that it will become a firm favourite anyway only to discover that you probably should have left it in the shop? Well, I've done that a few times!

I had a lovely summery dress which I bought under the whole 'I need something interesting in my wardrobe' theory and after wearing it twice decided that it just wasn't 'me' so it was shoved to the back of the wardrobe and forgotten about.

A while ago I found a tutorial on Pinterest about how to make a maxi dress using a vest top and some jersey cotton. This got me thinking about that (expensive) dress which hadn't seen the light of day in eons. I also had a white tunic top which I never wore either. Then I had the inspiration to chop them both in half and sew them into a new dress! It took some thinking and a bit of planning along with some hoping that it would work and a couple of hours later I had this:


I kept the pretty lace waistband which was on the dress and managed to also incorporate the existing shirred elastic back that it had so it will be nice and comfy.

If the summer ever graces us with its presence this year, I hope to get to wear it. At the moment though, I'm not sure how much longer it will fit as my baby bump is growing every week! This is a long flowy dress with acres of skirt so hopefully I'll get a few wears out of it this year.

NB: The photos are awful because it is once again a dark and dingy day with little chance of any good photography, even with a 'proper' camera.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Kerry, you are clever! it looks great, can't wait to see you and bump in it!


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