Do you have a few minutes to spare for a day? Do you like commenting on contributors' posts? The Refashion Coop needs two volunteer Editors on Duty (EOD for short) to make sure the site is running smoothly. Interested? Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Elliott at Thank you!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Repurposed Gap Maternity Dress Project No. 2

I am leaving to train up north for a couple of days and I expect that I will be too busy to blog so I wanted to get this out before I take off. This is the second project I was able to make from the maternity dress I picked up at the thrift shop, it was really fun. I added a window with extra fabric that I had and applique'ed it with the dress fabric. I also created a nice big pocket because I like big pockets on my aprons.

I got the idea to applique' the dress' paisley print pattern onto the fabric and was really excited about my creative genius....until I remembered that in all of the years that I have sewn...I have never applique'd! So with a little tuteledge from my mentor, I call her mom, and a couple of practice runs, I dove in and I think I swam pretty okay.

My youngest daughter has returned to the nest for a while, I hope to have her sewing when I return from my trip. She is very creative and has my sense of style, you know, boho-riche fashion with a boho-hobo budget, I really crack myself up sometimes. I have a couple of projects that I think she'll have a blast working on. I will keep you all updated.

Everyone have a safe, pleasantly peaceful week, see you in a couple!

1 comment:

La La Lauren!!! said...

I like how you used all of the item of clothing! Great job!

LaLaLauuren Editor on Duty