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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Flowers Dress

What better way to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of autumn in Texas than to whip up a cute floral dress to wear with tights and boots? So I pulled out this Laura Ashley number from a recent clothes swap. It fit alright and was nice medium-weight jersey fabric perfect for cooler weather, but the skirt was a bit too long and the collar a lot too tight. Seriously, I could barely get my gargantuan cranium through that thing!

Clothes Swap Haul

First, I did a little trim-and-hem the skirt. Then I cut a new neckline and used the original hem of the skirt as a new neckband. Easy peasy!

Fall Flowers Dress - After

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Fall Flowers Dress - Before & After


Gingham Ginger said...

Loving the fabric. Great find!

Catherine1216 said...

Much better.

KD said...

Love the fall floral look!

RanchHouse said...

Perfect for our fall weather. Great save on Laura Ashley always a fav.
Mary @ Ranchouse EOD

Sabrina Dotson said...

Now, that how you do it. It really is a perfect dress!

Minnygirl said...

Love the new life the dress will have while still retaining the charm of the original. I have a blog for thrifting and refashioning as well and would love if you would check it out at Cheers, Michele