So, I'm mad busy with this project. I thought it would really cut stress out of my life if I finally started clearing some of the mass amounts of stuff I have in my apartment. Of course, that sort of thing can be stressful as hell. Here's a horrifying picture:
So, this process of de-hoarding is not a one day thing. Baby steps, people. The hardest part is going to be parting with my knick knacks. How am I going to look at a pile of cute owls (many that I painted myself) and decide who stays and goes?
Moving on, I want to share one of my fun refashions. Although I haven't been posting, I've been sewing all summer. I have many things to show, so little time to blog. So here's one that I just finished after starting it last summer. One year ago...
80s does 40s look which is basically a garment made in the 1980s with a 1940s style. The green and black rose print is awesome.
I like a little 40s style, but I had to do something about that 80s rule which said all top halves of dresses should be roughly the size of a tent. It was summer at the time, and I was a little inspired by these things called "playsuits" that I saw in Etsy. Like these shown on this old pattern:
Last summer I guess I did some work, before tossing it aside:
The skirt part...ugh. I recall that I somehow sewed down the raw edges of the shirred waistline. It's elasticized so that should hold it up.
Of course, the damn top was giving me a problem, now. Since it's a pull over, it has to be big enough to pull over my head and shoulders (no stretch to this fabric) but even after I took it in from the front it was still huge. A back elastic that I tried failed so I employed this sash thing: