This dress, made in 2004 (gulp) for our drive along the road to Hana is our bright red hired convertible, has been in two pieces for quite some time. I’d thought I would simply make a long skirt and some sort of fifties retro top (admittedly not all that clever) but after my success with my last project here on the blog, I thought I’d keep to that style and make another summery dress.
Plan was to use this top, which already had the neckline, hem and cuffs removed
for one of those slice up the back of the sleeve
put on and pull over your shoulders then arrange nicely
tanks for the top. Trouble was
it didn’t do anything for me. I briefly toyed with the idea of a much more tropical dress,
but, meh. I don’t need this sort of thing all that often. Back to the Ts and tanks to be refashioned tub!
I chopped six inches off the bottom of this pale purple tank, eight inches from the TOP of the skirt, stitched them together then made a belt from the tank scrap.
The oddly scary thing here? As I was looking for something to put on in the background on my iPad, I stumbled across Fifty First Dates.
I know. That’s Oahu, not Maui, but I’ll take ANY views of one of my favourite places to vacation. Must take a mental note to bring this dress along next time. It’s been nearly two years since we were sipping things from coconuts at the Moana Surfrider! Something needs to be done about THAT and soon!