I'm back with one of my favourite patterns Vogue 9253 that you can find here. This is a deep V Kimono style dress and needs 3 - 5 yards of 60" wide fabric depending on which view you are making. I cut size large.
The fabric I chose is from Trinidad which I saw on a trip last year but didn't purchase it at the time so when my parents were coming for a visit my cousin scouted the fabric stores for me and my mom brought me some pieces. This fabric is also available in blue and green. I didn't know exactly what I was going to make at the time and I think I bought 2 - 3yds.
I really wanted the original dress but I did not have enough fabric so I tried to make another style skirt while keeping the top original to the pattern.
That went south when I tried it on. It did not turn out the way I was envisioning so I fold it up and shoved it into my storage, I was so disappointed that I messed up my beautiful fabric.
Fast forward to some months later, and honestly I don't know why I didn't think about it earlier, I decided to turn the "failed dress" into a top. Sometimes you just need to walk away from a project and come back with a fresh mind.
I was elated that I could save my fabric and still get a style that had some elements to the original pattern.
I kept the zipper opening at the back, sewed the neckline up a bit for modesty and eliminated the ties at the waist.
Tried something fun by making matching facemarks....#covidchic
As for now, I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go.