Sunday, 22 March 2009

The Frugal Green Greek Goddess Dress

With my new policy of frugality and a party coming up soon, I decided to get creative to get myself a new dress. I am also only weeks away from the launch of my new business venture and decided it was time to start practicing what I preach in terms of recycling and reworking second hand clothes. The Greek goddess dress seemed the perfect place to start, they seem to be every where at the moment. I found a dark blue dress a line maxi dress in a charity shop for £4.99.

greek goddess dress I cut off one of the shoulders to create an asymmetrical neck line and hemmed the edge.

greek goddess dress
I hand sewed a long silk scarf (originally from LK Bennett) along the neckline.

I tied the remained of the silk scarf around the empire line seam and tacked in place with a few stitches.

Overall I was really pleased with the effect for just £4.99 and an hour or two of sewing. I haven't done any dress making for ages as I don't seem to have patience (or time) lately for such a time consuming hobby. But restyling clothes is the perfect alternative. The main part of the construction is already there leaving me to spend my time doing the create bit. I can't wait to get started on my next frugal and Eco friendly project, I am thinking perhaps some bib style necklaces using recycled secondhand leather jackets and second hand costume jewellery.