Saturday, October 8, 2011

Two years ago I posted about a silk 1980s Liz Claiborne dress that I was un-assembling for some refashioning. Here's the dress top, sitting on my dressform in 2009.

1980s silk liz claiborne dress

And.... I finally finished it up! Here's me with my new tank top. I added a band at the bottom that's some nice purple and black floral that I bought at Elliot Berman at the re-scheduled fabric shopping trip.

Refashioned Top

It has little buttons on the shoulders:


In those two years, I took off the puffy sleeves, folded under the armholes and stitched them down, re-did the side seams, and attached the hem band. Am I the world's slowest re-fashioner or what?

Next up, the Ninja Halloween costume for my niece! Supplies are trickling in...

Ninja costume

1 comment:

Faye Lewis said...

That certainly is a wonderful fabric well worth fashioning into the updated version that you show here. Great job.