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I found a big skirt at a vintage shop that was made of a beautiful fabric, so I bought it with the intention of making a 1940’s style ...
For the bodice, I drafted my own pattern roughly based on a couple of different patterns, adding my own alterations through trial and error. I arrived at my ...
For the construction phase, I started by cutting off the waistband of the original skirt. Then I cut straight across the skirt top to get a piece big ...
I used some black linen from my mom’s stash of fabric for the rest of the bodice since there was not enough of the original skirt fabric to ...
I created a lining from the same pattern and stitched the bodice to the lining, then added sleeves before attaching the skirt.
I gathered the original, shortened skirt in preparation.
I attached the skirt to the bodice, matching the front, back, and sides and evening out the gathers. I had to split the skirt a few inches in ...
With some of the leftover fabric and some other materials, I decided to make a belt and hairpiece. I started with a structure of vinyl, making up my ...
I added fabric, my own hand made embellishments, and fasteners.
The process was tedious but fun and fulfilling, and I would definitely recommend reconstruction/upcycling for anyone interested in making their own clothes!
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