The other weekend I was cleaning my apartment and going through my costumes, getting rid of the smelly and old ones, when I came across a pile of fabric that I had totally forgotten about. It was this black and cream Hawaiian pattern that I had originally bought for my sister so that she could get our friend Melody to make her a swishy dress. That never happened and its just been sitting there waiting for me to find it.
All 5 meters of it....
So when I found all this random free fabric I decided what better way to spend my morning that sewing a totally random summer dress! I didn't have a real pattern but after cruising around on the Internet I decided to try and make a funky high waisted circle skirt with a sort of retro bra top.
The skirt was easy enough for me to do, I just slapped down my black circle skirt as my base pattern and then added a long strip at the top to make it high waisted. Sewing the zipper into the back was a little tricky because I'm an idiot and don't have a zipper foot for my sewing machine but in the end I managed to get it all working.
this website. The original pattern is for a retro bra but I thought that it might work just as well for a regular top with a few adjustments. So I sketched the pattern out loosely and cut it all out.
Total Time to Make: 4 hours
Total Cost: Free
Things I learned while making this item: I really need to get a sewing foot for zippers and snap tape, it will make my life easier and will make me hate using zippers in things a lot less. You can't always live and work with spandex Voodoo.....