I've been very motivated by the upcycle chatter in the blogosphere. So motivated I decided to try my hand at it.
The 1st try didn't turn out so bad. I mean, it's wearable. Is it fabulous and fashion-forward? No, not by a long shot. But my sewing skills are extremely rusty. I haven't sewed more than a straight line let along a complete garment in 15? 20? years??? Perhaps I need to do what my friend did and take a sewing class. It seriously couldn't hurt!
That said I like it ok. And it was very easy. It's made from 2 extra large grey t-shirts I found in the dollar bin. I didn't do the neck detail. That's how the 1st t-shirt was originally. I cut both down to my size and using the 2nd t-shirt (which was plain) I added my skirt.
My biggest issue with it at the moment is it's not very figure-flattering. But I'm confident in my current slow-but-steady weight-loss. Since April 1st of this year I've lost 24 lbs. And I'm confident I'll continue on this current plan (it's so friggin easy!!!!!) so once I reach my goal I think this dress will look cuter. I'll just have to bring in the top a bit.