Saturday, May 17, 2008

Derby Dress

I made this dress last weekend from 2 large cotton sponsor t-shirts for Derby Lite. When we were recieving the shirts Hellin Wheels commented that Vivi Sewhot should be able to come up with a dress made from one of them. Hmmmm, good idea! Here are the pics I am putting together to submit to ReadyMade. I think it would make a great Do It Yourself for the mag.

It takes 2 sets of sleeves to make the skirt at the bottom, and the ric-rac is optional. You don't need a serger, just a machine with a zig-zag stitch. The nice hem at the bottom is the hem already present on the sleeve bottoms. I wore it to practice on Tuesday and it passed the functionality test. It stays in place and is very comfortable. I got a lot of nice comments, and a couple of requests from the D'Liters - that's what gave me the idea to present it to ReadyMade.


Anonymous said...

wow! you're one totally hot roller girl! not to mention brillant seamstress too! I love it! :)

Blaize said...

I was in ReadyMade once, in relationship to my Super-Secret Staircase Tours. I haven't looked at the magazine in years, but if you get in, I will definitely buy one! P.S. You look tough. Which is great.

Sew Bettie said...

So cute!