What do you do with a complete fail? Have you ever rescued something like this? The other day I whipped up a dress in an evening, Vogue 8805. Very clever I thought, I’ll wear it tomorrow, then I tried it on……………aah no.
Not all styles suit everyone. The dress looks great here on Debbie, for instance. How to rescue it ? All the component fabrics were lovely, white-on-white cotton, beige on white cotton and burgundy linen. All from Addicted to Fabric.
I cut the dress in half and re-shaped it into a pencil skirt. I added a facing at the waistband and put in a zip. I used this fab tutorial by Winnie. It’s the first time I’ve done a proper lapped zip. (I tried to comment Winnie but the post wouldn’t let me). I think it’s still pretty awful, makes me think of an apron, a nice apron but …. I can see some red linen table napkins coming up.
I’m thinking maybe the white can become an all-white top. Does anyone have any suggestions? I guess it’s all a learning experience about what suits me (and not). How do you go salvaging failures?