Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fast and Basic

I had a new skirt pattern out, tissue pressed and cut, ready to go and then the wild hair took over. Or should I say, the lazy hair. Instead of making the new pattern/skirt, I re-fashioned a dress and made yet another Ottobre tee. It's a no-face/bedhead day, so this is all you get. ;-) Weird angle too, because I look like a rectangle which is something I definitely am not.

The skirt started life two+ years ago as this Walmart dress. I shrank out of the dress but I wasn't ready to give up the fabric.

Before, when it was new

Here's how it looked on me back then. (So glad my face isn't that puffy anymore.)

2 years and a few more pounds ago

The top is my trusty Ottobre 02/2007, in a cotton sweater-ish knit, with some beads tied into a stitched-on organza ribbon (makes the beads easy to remove for laudering). This outfit will be worn to work this week. It's nothing special or fancy, but that seems to be how I roll these days. I think it's the 3000% humidity we've been blessed with this month.

All told, I think I spent about three hours combined on both. After fighting with the Beast yesterday and running errands before that, I needed some comatose sewing. And that's one more thing off the refashion pile on the end of my ironing board. 

Have a good week!


  1. Cute outfit! Have a great week yourself! :)

  2. Great save of the dress. Looks much better as a skirt with the white top. Makes it look real fresh.

  3. This is a great way to keep using fabric you love.

  4. A new outfit is a new outfit no matter how you get it! This one is pretty and functional. There will be time for the more involved later.

  5. Congratulations on your new job, which is within better driving distance than the previous interview had; and on your weight loss. It's phenomenal how you've changed.
    xx Katharine in Brussels--not from her husband who is signed in :-P

  6. Looks great,way to use the dress. Great job.

  7. I love this outfit--the belt is really cute. Love when things work out!


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