Saturday, July 11, 2009

Let's start at the very beginning...

(channel your inner Julie Andrews)
...a very good place to start,
When you read you begin with A, B, C,
When you Wardrobe Refashion, you being with...
green drapery reminiscent of Sound of Music!

No really, here's the curtain I found while thrifting:

The starting point for this project was a tutorial by My Mama Made It, but I wanted to incorporate more of the curtain fabric, so I put trim around the back and under arms (bias) as well as along the bottom (not bias)

The curtain was scratchy, especially on the backside, so I lined it with some white cotton from my stash.

I had to take the next picture, I assembled much of the shirt before sewing the pieces together! It was pretty comical.

End result:

The back needs a bit of work, notice how the bottom is a bit funky? It was difficult to pair the stretch green fabric with the stiff curtain. I think some darts or gathering will solve it.


  1. AWESOME!!!!!!!!

    That is beautiful! Now use the rest of the curtain for a tote and you have a set!

  2. Looks wonderful! That curtain fabric looks wonderful used this way. Good job!

  3. That is beautiful. I made my own version of a sound of music curtain dress to wear to a fancy dress 40th. Here is the link if you want to see

  4. Beautiful. (Moss green is such a lovely color)