-- T.S. Eliot (Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock)
Finally done with one of my bigger projects this summer.
This dress is made from all recycled materials. I used an old slip as a base and sewed sleeves and the knit roses all over the dress. I had to make the slip longer so I attached some stretchy knit from one of my dad's old undershirts.
The roses are made from sewing tiny strips of knit fabric around in circles on top of each other. (See tutorial below) I used about 7 colored shirts that I had lying around and from Goodwill to make this. It took a surprisingly large quantity of knit.
I really liked working with the slip and the knit fabric because everything was stretchy. While the dress became progressively shorter as I finished, it never became too tight.
I had the idea to make this dress after I saw this tutorial on how to make the roses. Her rose actually looks like a rose. My impatience got the better of me I believe and mine look more like carnations. ;)
If anyone tries Sewtakeahike's tutorial, I would love to see more versions!