Since my dad decided to change the floors of the entire house from carpet to wood panelling, it could be seen as a good opportunity to redesign/ reorganise my room. However, considering that it meant moving my accumulated crap around and actually be more physically organised. Yet, in discovering in amongst this crap was this two items: a beige tank top and a beige skirt that did not fit me anymore with a stain down the bottom. Instead of throwing it away to the charity bin as normal, I thought of recycling my clothes into something I would want to wear.
My original idea was add collars to the top and create a interesting sculpted dress, using the left over plaid fabric I picked up from Reverse Garbage that I used to make my friend’s ties. So a collar design like the above.
However, in creating the collars, the plaid print seem to overwhelm the outfit so in the end, I changed the result by changing the collars and hand stiching in the sculptured skirt, to create this:
These are the end results. I don’t know what you guys think but I kinda think it is a cute dress. The beige colour allows me to get away with the smart casualness of the skirt (if I covered it with a work shirt. I wish that I could make the skirt more destructed and bubble shaped but considering if I were to wear it practically, too much bubble might be too much. There is clearly a mistake with the zipper which I am trying to improve upon as zippers are harder to sew and my inaccuracy of my cutting. Lesson Learned: try to measure more accurate before cutting because once you cut, there is no going back. I tried modelling the outfit, as shown above. Do you think it looks masculine in terms of the colour and colour? Or just a pretty feminine dress?