Monday, May 30, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. :-)

I picked up this beautiful outfit at my local thrift shop with a sort of vague plan to pull it apart and make 'something' out of it.

I pulled it out of the stash this week and it's suddenly screaming to be made into a Sugar Plum tutu! 

It's a lovely violet/lavendar crinkle sheer with an amazing amount of embroidery and embellishment on it.  It's lined with a lavendar cotton that's headed for the scrap bin. 

The neckline.

Pantleg trim (bottom right) and the bottom edge of the tunic (upper left)

Sleeve Edging

Tunic, bottom edge.  SOOO pretty!!
The best surprise of all is the nice fat seam allowance along those decorated edges when I started pulling it apart.  I can't wait to start putting this together.  More pix to follow!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! NICE find - especially since you're crafty and have super mad sewing skillz (which I am totally envious of). Can't wait to see what you do with it!