Monday, 23 May 2011

Wardrobe refashion so far

After taking the dress I chose to be my pattern to bits and making the pattern I realised it was a little more complex then I had anticipated and i really wanted something simple as I wanted to use it as the basis for my wardrobe refashion so I needed to be easy enough to make variations so I decided to take a pattern from one of my favourite dresses as well as it's fairly simple. This is the dress

So far I've copied the pattern from the dress and have started to copy it onto my grid paper.I am working  on the muslin and am washing and pressing the different fabrics I'm going to use.
I'm feeling very pleased with myself as I'm resisting the urge to jump right in and cut corners. I really want the finished product to be something I can love for years to come and I it's so nice when something is made with care and attention to detail.

This is the dress I've chosen to start my wardrobe refashion with. I love the fabric and the ric rack trim but to be honoust it's a bit too dirndl which means I rarely wear it.and it doens't fit well in some places.I 've nearly finished taken it to bits.There's heaps of fabric in the skirt so I should have enough for my dress with a bit left over for accessories.


  1. Ooh, I'm very excited to see how this turns out. The blue dress is gorgeous and I can see why you'd want the red dress to be similar. Good luck ;o)

  2. Thanks Marie. I'm intending to makelots of dresses from the pattern as it fits and suits me really well. Back to unpicking the rest of the red one now!

  3. It's a great pattern - can't wait to see how it works out. I've just started refashioning clothes and learning about pattern drafting. would welcome any tips or comments over on my blog
    By the way - great to find someone else based in the UK. most of the really good blogs I've found are in the USA

  4. Thanks Claire. I'm glad you like my blog. I know what you mean with most of the bogs being based in the USA.I'm heading over to your blog now.