My last sewing project gave me a semblance of confidence in handling the sewing machine. That said, I got to admit that I still major suck in this sewing business and probably will suck for the rest of my sewing history. Why?
1. I can’t sew in straight line
2. I CAN’T for the life of me, sew a hem -_- (this frustrates me greatly)
3. I still don’t have a tailor scissors so I’m using kitchen scissors. So the sides of my fabrics are all jagged (I’m trying to pass it off as fashion :P )
Anyway, I was scouring the internet for something reasonably easy that I could sew without losing any finger. I found this here.
First of all, I do not comprehend the instructions. Maybe the english too deep or something I just can’t understand even after a 6th read. So I decided to just study the pictures and diagrams and come up with something I think could work.
This is what I came up with:
My awesomesauce sewing “pattern”.
If you understand it, I applaud your genius.
So I begin cutting out the fabrics – all 3 different colours of them. Errr, because there’s not enough fabric, hahaha.
Took me about 3 hours to get to the finish product. To be honest, stitching was okay but the cutting was the most time consuming of all and it compelled me to get a proper scissors as soon as possible -_-.
There was no measurement whatsoever, I just kind of draped the fabrics around my body and gave them some extra length.
And here….my convertible dress:
Behold, the convertible/infinity dress.
Well, I got to say it’s not bad at all. I’m extremely happy with it. All it’s missing is proper hem to prevent the fabric from fraying/looking cheap but since I’d made a point to use extra fabric I could kind of tuck the fraying hem inside, he he he. I is a genius!
And now…the multiple ways of wearing the dress:
#1 – Halter Neck gather at the side.
#1B – Check out the cross-back.
Notice the fraying bottom of the skirt (which double as a waist band) courtesy of the kitchen scissors. NEED. TO. LEARN. HOW. TO. SEW. HEM.
#2 – Halter Neck with criss cross front and gather in the middle.
#2B – The back is bare for this.
The skirt is shorter now because I’ve gathered the fabric around the waist and tie it up, so it can be a skirt and a waistband :)
#3 – Halter neck with gather on the side.
#3B – A different form of T-back.
So what I did was, instead of just tying the extra length of the straps around my waist, I first twist the straps together from my neck towards my waist and then tie a knot at the front. Now you know why I want so much extra length!
#4 – Neck warmer.
#4B – This style produces bareback just like #2B.
What I did is that instead of un-twirling the T-Back, I loop it around my neck and voila, something to warm the neck or to cover an adam apple :P
Eh, revealing too much skin?? Nevermind!
#5 – Asymmetrical sleeve.
#5B – Asymmetrical back.
Okay sometimes I want to be a little mysterious about my body also. So instead of showing off two shoulders, I show off only one lor :P. This can be achieved by wrapping the body with one strap and wrapping the other over the shoulder. Easy peasy!
And when it gets a little hot….I can always do this.
#6 – Asymmetrical shoulder.
#6B – Peekaboo.
This is even easier! Just get to the #5 look and then tuck the extra sleeve underneath the shoulder and it’s done.
And lastly, when I’m feeling sexayyyy, just cover up the bare minimum, like this :D
#7 – Strapless style.
#8 – More back.
I could think of a dozen more ways to wear this convertible dress but I’m too lazy to take photos hehehe.
And I love this prototype so much, but I seriously need to improve on my sewing skills. All the extra fabric are able to hide the flaws and spaghetti stitching but even if nobody noticed, deep in my heart I know I sucks :P
I will endeavour to improve!! Till my next sewing project, kthxbai.