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When you finally decide to get started on your long term upcycling dress project:
Today I decided to start on a dress that I have been wanting to make since July 2019.
A full slip petticoat that is now too big for me, a coffee/beige colored doillie cotton table cloth and my imagination.
I have never done “draping” on my dressmaking mannequin before so this is a first for me.
The full slip petticoat is going to be the under dress and I’ll be doing all of this creation by hand to hopefully keep the pattern of the tablecloth doillie in order and not have lots of seams noticeable.
So I’ve now cut the edge off the tablecloth to use for the shoulders (with maybe cap sleeves) and for the trim frilled hemline of the dress (Will gather the hemline trim very slightly).
This dress will be quite heavy because of the weight of the tablecloth.
It will be connected to full slip petticoat at the straps, arm holes and back neckline and will be a slip on dress (The tablecloth has enough stretch to it to make it easy enough to get on and off)
The full slip petticoat was one that I bought over 5 years ago from a speciality bra/lingerie store that sells plus size lingerie, I had needed a couple of petticoats at the time and the beige one and a black one cost me nearly $90 for both of them. So I didn’t want to donate them once they became too big for me. Figured I’d use them as under dresses for a couple of original creations instead.
The tablecloth doillie is quite large and was bought at an op-shop for $5. A great buy. As soon as I saw it I had a picture in my head of what I want to do with it. Though I am tossing up between making the neckline as it looks draped or just doing the neckline basic rounded like the full slip petticoat.
This is an upcycling project that I’m looking forward to working on.
This will hopefully be done in time for my birthday in November this year.
You can find my other upcycling projects on my Instagram Crazy_Aussie_Pagan
Pics of the beginning of the dress http://imgur.com/gallery/uJFAYgQ
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