/ sewing machine
/ shower curtain (I used one from IKEA)
images by me and Romeo
Inspiration comes when least expected; finding wonderful frosted, supple, gridded material at the bathroom section in Ikea. The shower curtain (GRÖNSKA) became a graphic layering piece as an addition to my basic wardrobe. Surprisingly comfortable and wearable and oh yes, completely stain proof. You might have already caught a glimpse of me wearing it on Instagram last week when I was in sunny Hong Kong painting and working on a project. (stay tuned for more of that)
H O W T O
Fold the curtain and draw on the most basic of patterns: a simple straight dress. Remember that there is no stretch, there can’t be any pressure on the seams; so the fit needs to be straight and loose. If you don’t have experience drawing patterns, take an oversized tank top and trace it on the shower curtain.
Sew it together using stitches that are not too close together. On one side of the dress don’t sew all the way down, leaving a high slit. Besides the aesthetics of the slit, you need it to be able to move, walk and sit.
Cut a slit in the centre of the collar to be able to get your head through as seen on the third image.
* Although the initial folds from the packaging will disappear when you hang it on a hanger overnight, to keep it wrinkle free and beautiful for longer, keep it on a hanger or roll it up it instead of folding it.