Today I am going to share an outfit that makes me want to sing.... 'When the dogs bite, when the bees sting, when I'm feeling sad... I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't FEEEEEELLLLLLL so bad!' Ah the Sound of Music, a musical tribute to the art and glory of upcylcing - wait? That wasn't the purpose of that movie?!?!?!? Oh well... I still love that a set of drapes becomes awesome play clothes for 7 children plus Maria.
Today, I am transforming a plain sheet and an outdated Valance into a thing of beauty - at least I think it is beautiful!!!
This is the Bubblegum Swing Dress by Candy Castle Patterns. The Basic Bublegum dress is much more appropriate as play wear, but I completely fell in love with the extra full skirt in this version and HAD to make it. The sheets were just a little stiff which is what creates the petticoat effect with NO petticoat underneath. This is a great pattern if you have been wanting a wrap dress to add to your collection. The Swing Dress add on was for a Sew Along in Candy Castle's FB group... but I have heard that when she re-opens her shop it will be available there to the general public.
|(these leggings are an upcylce as well, but I'll do a whole day on leggings!!!)|
I'm really loving how the dated curtain becomes new again by color blocking it with the solid navy. And it feels current since it fits in the color range of the fall 2013 Patone colors
One of the great things about this pattern is that there no buttons or zippers - which just leaves fabric, thread and a little bit of elastic in this garment (you could omit the elastic on the sleeves). The elastic was scraps I had left over from another project and the materials were both donated to me by a friend who no longer wanted/needed them. So there you have it, a grand total of $0 to make this beautiful dress that is perfect for fall!
Today, I hope you can all remember your favorite things...
And don't forget to add images of your $0 creations in the flickr group!!!