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Friday, August 21, 2015
Two straps from one salvaged strap
"I want a one strap dress, mom." Grace declared one day. I stopped what I was doing to take a look at the dress she was wearing and determined it would not work. I suggested we look for another dress that might work better for that style of dress. The next thing I knew, she was holding up this yellow dress with one strap hacked off. I was surprised, and she was surprised that the dress wouldn't stay up with only one strap. (She's learning fashion design do's and don'ts the hard way.) Although it was just a $4.50 consignment dress, I thought about some ways to salvage the dress, since she still liked it. I asked the pros at Re-Fashion Co-op for some ideas (THANKS, my refashioning friends!) and decided to fix the straps using fabric from the dress. The original straps are gathered into a wide strap. When I removed the intact strap and un-gathered it, there was enough fabric to make two matching skinny straps.
I think it turned out great and looks just as good as the first version. Love,
Amy Jo @ The Little Moments
P.S. Still working on a one strap dress project. Any suggestions for us?