Hello, all! Been a long time, hasn’t it?
Like a lot of people who sew, I have a lovely collection of garments that just don’t work. Sometimes, as in the case of one full-length, forest green peasant dress that I unearthed a few weeks ago, they are the result of a baby seamstress first figuring out technique and design, and not thinking about – let’s say, long-term wearability.
This dress was made for a 4-H sewing competition as part of a cosplay Time Lord outfit. Before cosplay was cool.
It struck me that peasant-style tunic-dresses are in, so I made a plan to repurpose the long, mostly useless dress into something fun and functional for (mostly) everyday wearing.
Perhaps I will edit this post to include a photo of me modelling this – with the waist cincher!
I love repurposing one garment into something totally different! A red plaid Highlander skirt has become one of my favorite dresses; and my pretty, princess-y Easter dress this year used to be a hideous ’90’s affair of pleats and sailor collars. But I forgot to document the process!
I hope you are inspired to try some repurposing this week 😀