It’s been a while since I’ve done a complete reconstruction, but I did the one above a couple of weeks ago.
When I saw the purple bow print material on the dress above, I immediately thought of my youngest sister. She loves purple. Plus, what teenage girl doesn’t love a colorful bow print?
So, I reconstructed the dress into a little summer frock. Here is the dress, pictured on my adorable baby sis’ (she’s seventeen, but she’s still the baby).
The belt came out of my belt stash. It matches the turquoise bows in the print perfectly.
The Reconstruction Process
Behold, the thrifted dress in all its former glory.
On to the process…
Surprisingly, I had very little material left over, but I think I’m going to make a headscarf out of the remaining material.
As I said, it had been a while since I’d done a full-fledged reconstruction. I forgot how much I enjoy the challenge. I should really make an effort to work them into my sewing schedule more often.
My sister told me that she really likes the dress, so I’d say this was a successful reconstruction.
I love the bow in the back. I see many more of them on future makes.
Remember last week how I said I’m usually pretty selfish about sewing? Well, look at me, being all unselfish, and such. 😛
Do you sew or make things for others regularly, or do you stick to creating for yourself?