In my quest to quickly sew up some items I can wear everyday instead of that uniform T shirt and jeans, I'm doing another top restyle. As a pattern, I'm using a me-made patternless top from about two years ago. It's just a simple boxy, or crop, top. There are no real design features (no closures, no darts) and it relies on the drape of the fabric to lend shape to the garment.
The subject of the upcycle is a thrift store dress I got for $4.99 on the same day that I scored the men's shirts. It seems hopelessly 80s, but may actually be 90s.
It was originally a very nice dress, I'm sure. It was a Karin Stevens, a quality brand.
What sold me on it for a restyle was the pretty floral print fabric, which, as you can see is 100% rayon. Dry clean only - but I washed the dress and hung it to dry when I got it home.
And I'll have to think of something to do with the remainders because I do like the lace collar detail, but obviously not for this project. Any suggestions?
Stay tuned! I'll probably cut today and sew tomorrow.