Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Making the best of what you have

This was a vintage pattern I purchased a few years ago.

I needed a dress to wear to a, Bat Mitzvah. I have never been to one before. I didn't want to be too dressed up or too casual. I had already done my alterations on this pattern, so I thought this would be a great one to wear. Sorry I didn't get a chance to take selfie.
I used ponteknit my favorite fabric. When I purchased the fabric the guy cut 1 yard instead of 1½. I had him just give me the ½. So I needed a pattern with a yoke. I created the back yoke because I didn't have enough fabric to make the dress one piece.

I decided to add the exposed zipper so it wouldn't look like a mistake. I wore this with my leopard pumps.
Very appropriate for the occasion.


Tomasa said...

Very creative fix to the fabric problem! Love those shoes. They go perfectly with the dress.

Denise Smith said...

Thank you I used what I had. I collect shoes the way I collect fabric.Just go shop in the closet.