This blog tour is hosted by Sewing by Ti and the theme is Ch-Ch-Changes.
Those of you who have followed me for awhile would know that recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought into curating a sustainable and intentional wardrobe. I want to fill my wardrobe with pieces that not only suits my current lifestyle but one that can also keep me inspired.
And that is probably the biggest Ch-Ch-Changes around here these days. Gone were the days where I sewn on impulse or decides to sew something that looked better on others. I am a lot about filling the gaps I have in my wardrobe now. A couple of years back when I picked up sewing again, I was all about reviews and looking at what is trending in the handmade world. I would inadvertently fill my wardrobe full but with pieces that either do not really suit my style/lifestyle or not something I super liked. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with wanting to up-skill or try something new and change up my style once in awhile, but it should be done in a more meaningful way. And something that I can get most mileage out of, after all being a mom is busy as it gets.
So I have been identifying gaps and sewing things to fill these gaps with the occasional fancy stuff that is totally experimental. And that brings me to this dress – my Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress and Betty Dress hack.
The thing is I’ve always liked the Betty dress silhouette. The feminine full circle skirt and the dip back that showed off just the right amount of skin. The thing I wasn’t as thrilled about was the front neckline. The slightly boat neckline just seems to hang oddly on me. But what I really liked was the front bodice and neckline of the Ultimate Shift Dress. Where the round neckline sits snugly and perfectly on me. With that in mind, I had really wanted to marry the two and I went ahead to do just that. I kept the circle skirt and the back bodice of the Betty dress, but totally traded the front for the Ultimate Shift Dress.
Well the end result was something I am extremely happy about. I seem to have found an awesome union between the two and somewhat made it a prototype. I’m going to have a go at sewing the same pattern up but in different fabrics.
It’s been an exciting journey in building and watching my handmade wardrobe grow and evolve. I’m excited to see where all these Ch-Ch-Changes will lead me.
To read all posts on this blog tour, you may refer to the following schedule:
Sunday, May 1st- Sewing By Ti
Monday, May 8- Sewing By Ti
May 9th- Sewing By Ti
May 10th- Sewing By Ti
May 11th- Lilliepawillie
May 12th- Sewing By Ti