Basically I've made a dress! I used the bodice from my simplicity 4070 pattern, which I made using some spare suede fabric I had from recovering the living room cushions and the skirt is made from this. .
This is a silk dress my mum picked up in a charity shop, (when she brought it the front had some kind of beading so she harvested that for her own projects) and I got the dress which was made up of the front and back panels and the lining.
As the lining and front fabric were different I split them into panels then frankenstiened them together to make a panelled skirt.
I'm actually kinda pleased with it even if mr Knitwit does think it's very brown!
I took the zip from my fake Louis Vuitton handbag that I brought in Rome,It was falling apart but the zip was still working and it's a pretty substantial zip!
The skirts gathered quite simply onto the bodice.
And seen as it was a bit sheer and less poofy than I thought I lined it with this old shawl! It's got a nice velvet floral pattern on it so some of that peeks through aswell.
And the best bit?
That's a fully lined bodice ladies and gents! Using scraps from a projects yonks ago! I love that you can't see any raw edges!
Bodice fabric - free
Skirt fabric - free
Skirt lining - free
Zip - free
Bodice lining - scrap so therefore free!
Yay free dress! Even if it is a bit brown!