The Plan – Barn Dance costume part 1

Posted on 14 August 2009

I’m going to a barn dance next month and I need an outfit. I have a bit of a reputation amongst friends for having original costumes so I couldn’t possibly wear the same thing twice!

I found this tartan dressing gown at the Sallies (Salvation Army Opportunity shop) for $5 NZ to use for fabric for the skirt. Bargain! Look at all that fabric in the back.

Dressing gown - before

Back, before transformation.

I’m going to use an old pair of jeans to make a corset and will make or find a shirt to go underneath for modesty.

Here is a picture of the fabrics against each other, with the black square dancing petticoat that will go under the skirt.

Pile of fabric

I was thinking about using the denim vest you can see in the picture as part of the corset, but decided against it as there is not enough fabric and too many seams. So it will be just the jeans to get recycled.

This is sort of the look I am going for, but a longer, more family friendly version!


Recent Posts

Tag Cloud

applique baby bag ball bead circle clay clothes corset costume Denim Denim Reconstruction dress fabric fairy floral flower flower girl gown green handbag jeans knit lace large mermaid motif mummy paint patchwork photo quilt refashion rose ruffle scrap skirt stitch tiara tulle tutorial upcycled wedding wings wrap


Karlene's Workshop is proudly powered by WordPress and the SubtleFlux theme.

Copyright © Karlene's Workshop