A Blank Slate…What Did I Create??

I am so excited that I was selected to take part in The Fabric Mart challenge to be the next Fabricista! Details on this week’s challenge can be found here.

So this challenge was just that…a challenge! I NEVER use muslin….EVER! I am the type of creative who just goes for it. I am okay with cutting into that beautiful fabric and giving it a go in hopes that it will turn into something amazing. When I received the muslin I immediately knew we would be challenged to basically make a wearable garment… and I was right. I began to think about how I could first transform this plain white fabric into a completely different fabric because you know the saying “Don’t wear white after Labor Day??” well I don’t believe in that, haha but I do believe I usually get my whites dirty…SOMEHOW! I think the universe plots against me, lol.

First, go VOTE HERE! Now read on all about this amazing make from some plain ole white cotton fabric!

So I made a decision, I was going to tie-dye the entire two yards and I challenged myself to choose a color I would probably never wear…PINK! This is now the first addition to my wardrobe that is entirely PINK. I know now you want to go out, buy muslin, tie dye, and make this two piece set that can be worn like a romper… I bet you thought it was a romper! But takelook below…Peek-A-Boo!

I used three fuschia dye packs in order to die the two yards which I purchased at Joann. I initially purchased a three pack with fuschia, turquoise and purple and I decided on pink because it was my least favorite…haha.

The shorts were made using Simplicity 1165 with some slight modifications. I did view D and added two inches in height to the front and back pieces and then attached the waistband. For the waistband, I inserted elastic that was 1.5 inches instead of doing double elastic.

Then for the top, it was a simple rectangle cut twice on the fold for the front and back. I also used 1.5 inches wide elastic for the top. I then finished the look off using Simplicity’s small pom pom trim to add some more pop to the muslin. 

Stay Classy and Stylish…until next time!


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