Thursday, 12 February 2009

Jacobean, Anyone?

I don't like throwing away lengths of excess fabric. I always feel a twinge of guilt if I stuff them into a nearby bin. As a result I have a veritable landfill of fabric in my wardrobes and various suitcases littered throughout my house.

So I wanted to do something with the pieces I cut off the dress I took up the other day.

So I took to the taffeta and chiffon with some pinking shears, ruffled them with the sewing machine, and tacked them together into a little neck ruff:


I wanted it to look kind of tattered - threads loose, frayed edges - to offset the incredible fluffy pinkness of it. I like it! And I have a feeling I'm going to have some styling fun with this little ruff.


leah said...

I really love it! It's wonderful.
I'm like that about waste fabric too! If it's large enough to be useful, I cannot bring myself to throw it away.

Hate This And I'll Love You said...

Awesome! Very creative & thrifty.

Eyeliah @ said...

fab diy, I like it almost as much as what you did to the dress!

Pony said...

Leah - thanks! i love other people who hoard bits of fabric :)

hate this and i'll love you - thank you!

eyeliah - thanks, me too! though i think it'll get more wear than the dress.