Do you remember the Vogue wrap dress I made last year? No? Hahaha, I don’t blame you. That dress never really worked for me. The waist sat too high, meaning I was forever tugging it down. And the bodice had these odd little tucks …NOT flattering.
So rather than keeping a dress that I was never going to wear, I decided to cut it up and make it into something else.
I cut the skirt off. Yup…hacked it right off with scissors. Then I cut the bodice apart along the seams. No seam picking for me, nope! Scissors all the way.
I got out my Moneta pattern, and took stock. The two cross-over pieces became sleeves. The ties became a collar. I had enough fabric for the bodice front, but not enough for the back, as you can see in this picture:
That’s where my quilting brain started working. The back of the bodice is done in patchwork!
This is what was left over:Voila!All that’s left is the hem and I’ll have a dress I’ll actually wear.
Oh, and yes…these pics were taken last summer.
Have you ever turned one dress into another?
2 Replies to “A Vogue-Moneta hack”
Juanita Juanita….You leave me speechless…again!
And why didn’t we get to see that patchwork back? =) I’ve never done that. I don’t sew clothes any more. I had enough of that when I HAD to make my clothes, and I’m never gonna do it again. But it’s a good idea. =)