Here is a fun refashion that I did with super talented Marissa of New Dress a Day. We both sent each other a frock for a refashion swap across the seas, Marissa in California USA and myself in Melbourne, Australia.
Marissa sent me this blue 80's number complete with big shoulder pads and frills:
And here is what I did with it:
:: after (top) ::
:: after (skirt) ::
I cut the dress in half and put in an elastic waist to the 'skirt', and transformed the top half into a sleeveless top with contrasting pink bias binding using Coletterie's free Sorbetto Top downloadable pattern.
Despite the dress looking quite horrific to start with, its fabric is actually really lovely, and both pieces are a pleasure to wear.
You can see more here, and also have a look at the piece that Marissa completed too.