Elaine Johnson – Project #1
My up-cycle journey began with a chance view on Instagram and a granddaughter who didn’t want me to give away the dresses she had outgrown. I originally planned to make her a couple of skirts, but the challenge was too tempting. She couldn’t pick her favorite dress for me to up-cycle so I took on the task of using all of the dresses. I kept thinking Joseph’s coat of many colors and decided on a dress of many colors. But how to do it? I didn’t want a hodge podge dress. I decided to use a Bargello quilt pattern technique which I modified and used half-blocks so the skirt wouldn’t be too long. I wanted something simple for the bodice so I chose the Evelyn dress by Violetfieldsthreads PDF pattern company.