That #FridayFeeling – Upcycled Linen Frock Finished

This sewist knows that #fridayfeeling ,when I get a upcycled frock finished! (see previous post here) It took me  longer than I wanted tho. Of coarse that’s due to my trying to sew in a hurry and when I’m too tired. But it all came together nicely I think. Comfy fit and big pockets. I’ll be wearing this around the house for this 4th of July weekend. And our next trip to warm shores.

I used my ‘design as I go’ method. 😉 Which just means sometimes I change my mind while cutting out the pieces. Ever have that happen on a sewing or craft project? I changed the bottom and sides. I was going to just leave the red linen hem as is, but thought I’d break it up by inserting a floral strip there and to give me more length. I had enough fabric so why not. (Did a bit of fussy cut to get the two humming birds)

I added the big pockets in seam at the added side strip instead of at the side seam. Looks better and pocket placement is perfect for my arm length. Then I just attached the self drafted bodice to the skirt with simple gathers and sewed the shoulder seams.

I took some fabric leftover from those aprons I made to make the lining. I like using the burrito roll method (pics above) when I sew a lining into a sleeveless frock . It makes for a easy way to sew facings too and leaves a neat finish. I top stitch the neck and the arm holes afterwards too. If you’ve never sewn this method before, go slow, it can be a bit tricky. But after you do it once you’ll get the hang of it and use it often. Watch this video by Christie, it’s a good demo. Do you have a fave method for sewing a lining into a frock?

After sewing up the side seams of both the lining and the main that’s it! Voila’! And it looks good from the rear too. 😉

Happy FriYay,Cheers!



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About Chic Mona

Upcycle Diva! Creating affordable handmade fashion accessories, delicious décor and unique gifts in the USA .
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2 Responses to That #FridayFeeling – Upcycled Linen Frock Finished

  1. Very cute. It is a perfect dress for comfort and I love the floral fabric you used as an accent.

    • Chic Mona says:

      How sweet, Thanks Peggy. I’ve been keeping this floral fabric for a while. Just had to be the right time to cut and use. So thrilled I came across the red linen dress thrifting so I could use to upcycle.~cheers

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