I went from a stack of linen shirts and jackets, all from Op shops at a total cost of $8
To a casual colour blocked shift dress. I used a dress that I enjoy wearing and overlaid it as I cut items for this. That pattern worked out quite well considering I did not even make a paper pattern.
I really like natural fabrics being linen, cotton and wool. This being 100% linen shirts has made it a bit stiffer than the shift I modelled it off. I need to start thinking about the flow of material. Recently I have purchased a few "fake" material tunics and the drift about the larger body frame rather nicely.
I was really struggling to get enough dark material for the bottom of the dress so made a bias binding and used that for the hemming
Absolutely thrilled with the secret pockets in the front of the tunic. I get really annoyed that ladies gear often does not have pockets. What to do with my phone and car keys? Drives me nuts. So these are quite deep.
Now I have some sleeves and lots of buttons to do something with. Can't waste a thing.
This has been on my to do list for about two years. I put it onto this quarters projects to finish with "2016 finish a long" to motivate me. And yay it is done.
as well as these other links and now a new link up with one of my favourite refashion blogs "Sew Outside the Lines"