I was scrolling through fb the other night and saw a coat that I really liked. It was white with poofy sleeves, fitted and had a mid thigh skirt for the bottom.
That's when the idea hit me!
I had a blue jean dress coat that I have held onto for some time but knew I wouldn't be wearing it because it was so out dated. I started googling photos of blue jean jackets with ruffles and this is one that I really liked!
I love how it was fitted at the waist and had the two layers for the skirt. Wish I was that skinny!!!
So I pulled out my dress and started fooling around with it.
About 10 years ago, this was in...can you believe it?
I like hanging onto things for costumes or extra fabric or for whatever I can think of.
So glad I did!
This is what I came up with....
I wanted lots of ruffles...making it look similar to a petticoat. I found some fabric that was Mammaw's and some lace for the trim. I cut off the cuffs and half of the dress. I ripped off the pockets on the chest too. I knew I wanted ruffles in their place. I tried making it more fitted....that took me a few tries. I added darts to the back and then added the cuffs to the back around the waist. I really liked how it was turning out.
I then added ruffles to the sleeves in place of the cuffs, then added lace above them. I cut the skirt in sections trying to make it lay right. Then I added lace to finish it off.
Pardon the mirror...I didn't realize it was a little dirty. I added ruffles to the collar, to the middle button down part and then I rounded the front to show the ruffles underneath. I left the cuffs around the waist open in the middle for a belt but then decided to not do one. But hey, I can always do one later. Wink Wink
I felt like it needed a little something extra for the back so I made a lace bow. I love it!
I feel like a pirate! lol
The hubby really likes it because he says that my
"ba donka donk" is highlighted by all of the ruffles...he's a butt man (thank goodness because I definitely have one!)
I love reworking clothes...I do it for the girls too. They bring me things and say can you do this like I am some miracle worker! But I try and they seem to like them. I did this when I was in school too....I kinda was like Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink.
I know many won't like this because it may not be their taste...but I loved it and wanted to share what I've been working on.
Thanks for stopping by,