• To bring together into one group, collection, or place.
• To assemble or collect (one's energies or oneself) as for an effort.
• To draw (cloth) up on a thread in fine folds or puckers by means of even stitches.
I've joined Refashion Co-op, which is a site I've been following for some time. I'm very interested in what other people are able to make and alter from op-shop (thrifted) finds. The dress challenge interested me alot especially as I have very few dresses, but alot of skirts and tops, majority of which are op-shop finds. I have a lot of black skirts, in all lengths and styles, so I decided to do a bit of combining.
I liked the detailing on this top
I ran a gather stitch around the bottom edge of the top. Then I matched the side seams, front and back of the top and skirt. Because I'm quite short I didn't have to adjust any lengths; the top was the right length as it was and the skirt had nice overlay details.
I sure I'll be able to wear this dress far more than before as two separates. It makes more sense to me, than to have it sitting in my wardrobe.