If I were 7 years old right now, I would have DIED seeing these colours and print! For the Sew Weekly theme this week, we made things from pillowcases, and everyone really pulled together some different stuff! Amazing that the original fabric for all of us was less than a metre long and a head space wide!
My fabric were two handmade pillows, like I showed you earlier in the week, and totally my dream colours for a while in the 80s. Remember that pastels 'went' with black and grey really well? Remember the black and pink pastel ornaments (like swans and faux deco vases)? YES. I bet that's where this fabric hails from.
I love refashioning, but this dress was a little annoying because it just wasn't that remarkable. I wrote a little more about my ups and downs on Mena's blog if you want all the details, but unfortunately it's not my fave dress I've ever made. The pattern is Amanda of Adelaide's (who has kindly loaned me a bunch of her patterns) and needed some resizing, which was good because then I had just enough fabric, but either the fabric didn't sit well with the style, or the pattern didn't work with my resizing... because the fit isn't as lovely as I'd hoped.
THE STATSFabric: two thrifted pillowcases ($2)
Pattern: Simplicity 5016
Year: early to mid 1960s
Notions: bias binding, stash
Time to complete: 2
First worn: June 2011
Wear again? Maybe, if I cut the neckline lower.
Total Cost: $2
BUT! How funny are these photos of my arms!