Saturday, 25 June 2011

Fierce scissors

Taking a pair of scissors to a RTW garment is not something I used to do, but am really happy to do now. I'm taken in by the more affordable garments and when I don't have the time to fit everything into my 'sew from scratch' ideas.
Zipper dress:I loved this style and it turns out that it's made from either a double knit or a ponte. I love the zippers and the dress was $25 to buy from Chico's. The skirt flared out more than I wanted so I took out 5cm from the hem width. Then the back waist was big, so I added another back dart to skim the dress in a touch. So now there are two back darts on the back waist. Lastly, I took up the hem.
 
Below is this dress with a cardi I made earlier. I try not to wear all black in the office because there's enough activity at the office so I try to stay colourful with my clothes. Otherwise, work just gets too serious. Outside of work, I think I'll go for the rock-chick look and wear this with a suede leather jacket and ditch the neat office accessories. 

2 comments:

Joy said...

What a cute dress. It has a great shape to it.
I really haven't tried my hand at altering many things other than the waistband's in boys' pants. I'd rather sew pants from scratch...

Sharon said...

Great save and love it styled both ways.

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