What would you do if you have a dress that is torn and worn out?
In the past (during my grandma era) where everyone possessed the skill to tailor-make their daily apparel, Chinese families would save their leftover fabric for patchwork blankets (百家被).
Nothing goes to waste.
With the same intention, I gathered scrap fabric from my previous craft projects and began to do some repair work on this cotton black sheer dotted dress.
She is broken, covered with layers of spider web and dust. And patchwork would provide her with a new lease of life.
worn and torn
Cutting scraps into a round dots to patch on top of the dress
Securing patchwork with the whip stitch, and she's ready to reborn.
"You can't have a bad day in polka dots."
Black Sheer Dotted Dress | estimated 1980s | Second life | 100% Cotton | No lining, front opening with ribbon, fabric is translucent would highly recommend wearing with nice lingerie slip dress
*Second Life: From poor condition to excellent/ Mended with love and care/ Visible mending trace
Sleeve to Sleeve 73cm 28.7”| Sleeve 23cm 9” | Bust 96cm 37.7”| Waist 65-88cm 25.5-34.6” | Hip 120cm 47.2“| Length 110cm 43.3”|
Estimated Modern Size: M, L
Hand wash only
ps: she is now available for sale :)