Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sundress Recycling

The Empire (waste line) Strikes Back!
Not long ago, I found a super cute, hot pink, paisley sundress (brand new) at the thrift store for only $1.

Loved the fun bandana fabric and thought it would make an awesome swimsuit cover-up. Only one minor problem...

Size 4. Remember my Ode To Child Bearing Hips? Well this could be my Ode To a Child Bearing Rib Cage. The zipper didn't quite zip. So I resorted to plan B. I went down into my dungeon (sewing room) and whipped up this apron...

When I came upstairs to model my creation for my husband (
he had never seen the sundress), he laughed and said, "You added boob triangles?"

Obviously strappy sundresses are not exactly a staple in my everyday wardrobe.

In order for the umm "triangles" to stay in place, I had to place the ties a little high - empire style. A fit that's always felt, well... a little funny.
I'll admit, the apron is a little goofy - you'll probably see hot pink bandana squares in my next quilt. Perhaps its geometrical makeup is to blame (can you say triangle?), or that dirty, rotten empire waste line! However, the cookies made in honor of said apron, were delish. Can't go wrong with a recipe titled "Just like Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies".

9 comments:

Serena said...

I think it's really cute! It's such a nice, bright, cheery color! I know what you mean about the straps/waist being in an awkward place, though. You'll get used to it. ;)

GloJoeSews said...

I'm currently doing the same thing. I bought two dresses for $2.00 each. I've already cut into the first and changed the bodice significantly. But, the second one is just like urs and I've just opened the back like u did. WIP!

My Cozy Cubby said...

Great idea!! One more thing to add to my long list of want to do's...

Beth at Aunties said...

Too funny! It is a great 'boob triangle' apron! Hee hee... but I want one of your fabulous cookies!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Super cute! It reminds me that I always appreciate the look of a sundress over jeans...

Red House Happenings said...

This is a GREAT idea!! Thanks for sharing.

Trina said...

So glad you wore that swimsuit cover/apron over your clothes. Who'da thought, triangle boobs. I love it.

onlymehere said...

This is a very cute idea! Your husband's comment made me laugh out loud too! Hmmmmm, now what about this cookie recipe?! Cindy

Cherie said...

I can actually hear your man in the background saying "boob triangles"