Upcycle Assistance

Good evening Ladies and… (Runs to check followers)… Nope, just ladies I think. I am in need of your amazing creative brains.

My sewing adventures started a year ago with an upcycle project. I transformed a fairly normal skirt into this raunchy bustle skirt for a steampunk themed evening that me and Tobi went to.

I completed a few more upcycle projects but then fell in love with the control and creativity that can be found when making a garment from scratch so my upcycle pile has become somewhat neglected. However, with the weather brightening up and Spring being firmly here i want to wear more skirts and dresses- which brings me to the point of this waffle.

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This gorgeous number is a Vanity project dress by Limb clothing that I bought about two years ago, before I started sewing. I was at my skinniest at the time and managed to squeeze myself into a size 12. However I have since put on weight and it no longer fits but it is far too beautiful to go to a charity shop and I’d love to turn into something wearable.

This is where you lovely people come in as I need help deciding what to do with it. The logical head in me says turn it into a skirt, but that would mean slicing in half the panels and loosing half of the gorgeous Alexander Henry fabrics design.

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What would you lovely people do with this gem? I want to use as much of that precious fabric as I can and I think I may have to take the whole thing apart to use the panels. The person who comments below with the best suggestion will win the prize of me attempting to make whatever has been suggested. Just a few guidelines- I don’t sew bags/ accessories at all really and I don’t do quilts. So come on my lovelies, tell me what to do!

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