One of my goals of Me-Made-May has been to refashion any handmade items that are banished to my closet and never worn. So here’s the first one! This week I took the scissors to my Miz Mozelle maxi dress:
It looks pretty cute, right?? But that skirt is tight, and the top is not, and it ended up looking kinda weird. And it just wasn’t super flattering, especially if I ate a big meal 🙂 So I hacked that thing up, it was fun! The bottom half easily turned into a maxi skirt, just by adding an elastic waist at the top.
I wear will wear this skirt a lot, it is so comfy and easy. So what to do with the bodice? When I made the dress I really took my time matching the stripes up as I was cutting and sewing it up, and I definitely didn’t want it to go to waste. But it was pretty short after taking the skirt off. I tried adding a band at the bottom….meh. I haven’t really been on board with the whole peplum thing but I thought it might work so I decided to give it a try!
I drafted a circle skirt to attach to the bodice, with a little help from the ladies over at By Hand London– thanks for figuring out the maths for me ladies! I wasn’t sure how the stripes would look in circle formation but I think it looks pretty cool!
The peplum is definitely growing on me, it feels very fun and feminine. And it twirls, not that I do a lot of twirling (at least not in public). What do you think about the peplum trend, love ’em or not?