This latest refashion comes from a rayon dress I found at the thrift store. I went looking for something rayon in particular because it is such a soft and comfortable fabric and I love the way it feels against my skin. I found this double layer dress:
This dress offered lots of material to work with, having two complete layers of fabric, but I wasn’t fond of their current configuration, and the dress was also too large for me.
This refashion used the bottom of the under dress portion, which was a full sleeveless dress beneath the other portion of the fabric once I took it apart at the seams. I cut it across where I wanted the waistband to hit. I used a skirt pattern I had to trace out new side seams so it would be more fitted, and enlarged the darts for a closer fit, and had a new skirt that my cats wanted to help me model.
Jealous of Bella Luna coming into the shots, Epie wanted in as well.
Here’s a look inside the skirt, and you can see the invisible zipper in the back and the bias tape I used to finish the waist:
Overall, I am happy with this comfy new skirt I have to wear, and I still have a lot of fabric left from this dress to create another piece or more.