I love a bargain.
I also love a rummage.
I love creating things.
I love sewing.
I love the smile on the Princesses face.
So can you imagine the skip in my step when I delved into my local charity shop and came out with this little cotton top for the bargain sum of £1.
It was the fabric that drew me to it. I loved the bright blue and orange print and a little bit of me hoped that the top would fit me. [I can't ever bring myself to try clothes on in a charity shop. It is the smell you see].
It didn't. Too small. Must diet.
So instead I cut it up. Or partially deconstructed it like this.
Then I had to wing it.
I wanted to keep the yoke section and then have the dress attached from that leaving it sleeveless.
I took in the side seams of the dress and then gathered the top of the front and back of the body to fit the width of the yoke.
I then cut bias strips out of the excess fabric from the sleeves to finish the arm holes.
I attached the yoke front and back and then finished the edges of the yoke.
Not the neatest of jobs I have to admit but for a £1 slip-on dress I was chuffed.
And the Princess? Well she doned her model pose and declared that it was lovely!
Am I alone in wandering charity shops looking for things to cut up?
I'm going to start my own club.