Below is a lot of photos documenting my experimentation. In the first few pics I have taken my favourite skirt ( which has a beautiful batik and sequin beaded trim) and tried working with in the mannequin to see the different shapes and effects I could achieve with out actually cutting the garment up.
The two images above are one of my favourites. Here I have used the skirt side zipper and had it the front feature of a short mini dress I have then pinned up the skirt hem detail at the front but allow the fabric to balloon at the back. This image above is a continuation of the first dress, however I have then pulled the ruffle hem up higher to cover the shoulders turning it into a blouse.
Still very simple but I like it. What a cute little short dress. This project definitely makes me look differently at the clothes I could buy at an OP Shops. Especially when looking at the embellishments on them. Such a great way to save money.
I love love love this skirt fabric. Can't wait to turn it into something amazing. Today I was brave enough the cut the band of batik work off and will be wearing as a scarf over the weekend to a few drinkies! Already received a compliment from my housemate about my new scarf!