Refashion Runway Season Two is underway, and the challenge is plaid.
Emma, a baby of my acquaintance, needed a new outfit and I had this shirt that came in a hand me down bag, but it didn’t quite fit.
Please, can’t you do something about this?
She might have a point, it is a little big.
Time to alter-with-scissors. I liked the idea of a short play dress using the front of the shirt for the back.
The yoke became the bodice, and the back of the shirt became the front of the dress. Using the natural cut of the shirt gave a nice curved shape to the skirt. It seemed a bit plain, so I dug through my big pile of junk (odds and ends that I keep in a dresser drawer) and came up with eyelet. A sweet, feminine touch.
So, Emma, what do you think now?
Time for the runway!
She likes it! And that is what matters.
Refashioning is FUN!
You can visit the Renegade Seamstress to see the other plaid refashions and, if you like, to VOTE on your favorite. I am off to address the next challenge–Emerald Green.