5.20.2011

Repost: Goodwill dress refashion: summer dress

Here's an oldie (sp?) but a goodie I'm entering into a contest online. I almost actually wore this dress today, but it was wrinkled and I was, well....lazy. :)
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I'll be honest....when I picked the following dress up from Goodwill even I didn't realize how BAD it was! Just look how big those armholes are! None-the-less, I liked the soft turquoise color and the lightweight cotton material.

I trimmed most of the top of the dress off, took in the waist, hemmed up the bottom, then added the collar and straps.

This dress isn't perfect as I was a bit rushed when sewing it, but I still think it's super cute and very wearable!

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13 comments:

  1. girl you amaze me everytime. I tried to look for a dress to refashion...failed... was scared. i'll stick to DIYing accessories! lol

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  2. It's so awesome how you see the potential in the previously ugly dresses! This one is super cute!

    ~Michelle

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  3. So cute! Much better than the original. Saw this on Made By You Mondays & thought I'd stop by.

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  4. You are unbelievably talented!!

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  5. I'm so impressed! You really see the potential in things, great job!

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  6. Wow! How did you ever see potential in that frumpy dress? You must have a wild imagination. I love it! I clicked on your thumbnail because I just posted a Goodwill dress redo of my own...but mine became an apron. Thanks for sharing your ideas, I need to take a look at some of your other projects!

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  7. what a difference! great job. I'm visiting from BCD.

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  8. Your refashion is SO much better than the original!!! :)

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  9. I cannot believe that is the same dress! You are amazing! : )

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  10. Lovely! I'm sure no one sees imperfections but you. I'm particularly impressed with the top pieces that fold down--too cute!

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