Hey everybody! Hope all is well! I'm so excited about this look so lets just jump right into it! In 2016, I made this dress (below) and while I loved the pattern, it was WAY too advanced for me at that time. Needless to say it was poorly sewn and after I spent so much time making it, I never wore it again after taking pics in it!
Fast forward to Candice Ayala first upcycle challenge and I was inspired to look through my closet to see what pieces I've made that haven't been worn in awhile! I came across this dress (and many others...ughh) and decided it was time to make something wearable from this beautiful fabric.
So now that you have the back story, LOL, lets finally chat about the look. I made the dress into a cute Ogden Cami by TrueBias and I LOVE IT!! I made my first Ogden Cami a couple weeks ago and completely botched it, so this was a re-do of it! I cut the size 18, cut 4 inches off both straps, and it fits great! The fabric is from The Fabric Store and I think its so cute! I wish I could've cut the fronts and backs on a fold but the original dress had a ton of seamlines so I just used those original seams.
The pants are McCalls 7726 View D (I've made this pattern 3 times!! lol). While I love them as wide leg pants, I found them to be a little too wide for me and again, they became another garment I made and haven't worn since I photographed them. So inspired by Emily Hallman, I decided to give them new life and make them culottes! I can't tell you how much I love them now! So comfy, trendy, and most importantly, I will get plenty of wear from them.
So basically this look has me looking for more pieces in my closet I can upcycle, hack, fix, refashion (whatever you wanna call it) and I'm excited to see what other things I can bring back to life!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time..