Tuesday, January 18, 2011

what's under the needle......

While at Goodwill over the past several months, I have picked up pieces of clothing with interesting fabrics with the intent of making something. Course, I had no idea what it would be, but the intent was there nonetheless. The last time I was there, I found the most wonderful thing to date: a circa 1960 paisley woman's summer weight robe. Amazing fabric. I knew my older daughters would rather die a thousand deaths than to be caught dead in the thing, so its days as a robe were numbered.

Narrowing down the fabrics to work with was a challenge. To go with my amazing paisley score, I added two men's shirts - one a 3xl orange and brown stripe (great cotton!) and a Old Navy size M red-orange Hawaiian number. To compliment the three fabrics, I grabbed a few scraps from previous projects.

Next, I began the search for just the right pattern that would both showcase each of the interesting fabrics (which were intended to stand alone) and merge them well.

Enter the knot dress.

... which shall, at least in the case of this dress, be called

The So-Ugly-It's-Cute Knot dress.


  1. Sooo cute! Oh I was so hoping you had saved that awesome label and as I scrolled down I saw it on the dress..what a good idea!! Did you like making a knot dress? Now you HAVE to try a VIDA!!!!!!

  2. You make me want a girl! All those pretty dresses that could be made... awwww... but alas tis not to happen here. I'll wait to my nieces and nephews start having babies 10 and 20 years from now, booo.
    Anyway... you really made my day with your comment today. Thank YOU very much!!