This orange and pink dress was so bright and cheerful, I just couldn't pass it up at a recent clothes swap. The down side? It was a wee bit frumpy, and there was a grease stain right between the boobs.
I cut off some length, just above the be-dazzled ribbon, and re-hemmed the bottom. I cut a larger neck line and used the scraps to cover the stain with a bib-like panel. I made matching bias tape from the remnants to finish the neck edge. And I used the original hem to stabilize the back in a decorative way, as well as make a couple belt loops on the sides.
More details and photos can be found at CarissaKnits!