I keep seeing these picture of dresses on Instagram and getting inspired by them to make something similar.
I went to a pretty low place today, but at one point, the idea of piecing together the dress that I’ve been thinking about, got me out of my head, off the couch and into my studio.
I started with an old tank top that has some splatters of paint on it and cut it to a length thought would be right. I guess I have a feel for what that length is, because it worked out.
Then I started sewing some vintage hankies together.
I couldn’t tell you how I did it, just put them together in a way that felt right. Then figured out the right length for the skirt and sewed them to the tank top.
I did use a basting stitch to gather the top of the hankies to make them fit the circumference of the bottom of the tank top.
It didn’t come out exactly as I imagined it, but I think it still works. I probably just have to get used to it not being what I expected.
I just got back from a swim in the Battenkill when I took the picture of me wearing the dress. Making the dress and going for a swim didn’t change my mood, but I did feel good while I was doing them.