It didn't take me long to get back on the sewing machine after drooling over the projects included in "Chic on a shoestring". As Austin Powers would say "My Mojo's back baby"!!!!
One of the projects which really caught my eye was an easy slouchy top made with two vintage scarves. A very simple project which somehow seems to work- at least on the photo of the book!
I do own a couple of vintage scarves but for a first try I decided to go through my stash of fabric (having taken the excellent decision to buy a 50L transparent plastic box to store them all. Best. Buy. EVER!!) and found a long remnant of very colourful, 60s style fabric which was as light as silk. And then I thought, if this works for a top, would it work for a dress? After all, my remnant is long enough to try this...
So here it is, my tribute to the Easy Slouchy Top: the Easy Slouchy Dress!!
This is sooooo easy and I even created more work for myself by using some fabric. The beauty of using scarves is that you have no raw edge to hide, everything is already neat. I had to sort out the raw fabric on the armholes and the bottom hem... But it was a doodle with my sewing machine.
It is very slouchy. I was floating in it but as soon as I put on a wide belt it looked beautiful. The fabric drapes beautifully everywhere it should: the shoulders look great, the waist is emphasised and the length is perfect. This dress would be ideal on a hot day, sipping ice cold mochaccino.
One last alteration I made was on the neckline: I folded the dress in half and cut a bit at the front, giving the neckline a mini v shape. I didn't bother sorting out the raw edges on there though- you can hardly tell.
This fabric is very light and it was a pleasure to sew, but I always found the design a bit too flamboyant. The wide belt seems to tame things a bit, and I would probably accessorise with a kimono sleeve black cardi to give a bit of rest to the eye. However this could be the perfect way to work through all these remnants which I've foolishly bought without really knowing what to with them.