I love experimenting. I will be the first to admit that my experiments often fail. Food is often not as yummy, crafts don't look so pretty, and sewing just has to be thrown in the trash. But when I get things for free (this is probably one of the reasons I LOVE hand-me-downs) I hesitate at first but soon get the guts to cut them up and "experiment". (Am I lame that I have a hard time cutting clothes up even if they are free hahahaha!)
So I took these (a tank and a pillow case I received from a friend, Thank you by the way!):
And I made this: (Excuse the picture, trying to get the hubs to snap a shot of something he thinks is silly is kind of hard.)
The yellow "belt" was actually a shirred part of another tank that was too short for me anyway so I just cut it off and sewed it down to work for this dress. Since the top was a tank even adding the sleeves left the neck bigger than my comfort level so I just put a black shirt on under and all was well.
I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, the hubs told me that it looked like I was wearing Curtains. But I know one sure fire way to see if it works. WEAR IT! So I did and I got Many compliments!
That evening we had a visitor to our house that saw this pillow cover, which I told him I had made out of a sweater. He smiled and said "You make pillow cases out of clothes and clothes out of pillow cases."
On the nose my good man on the nose.