One of my neighbors asked me to trim 8 inches off of a purple polyester dress for her Halloween costume. I asked to keep the 8 inch scraps and eventually (years later) added it to a little girls shirt for an awesome purple and red combination dress. The red shirt had three red ruffles down the front, but that was not fancy enough for my fashionista. oh no....we added two little lengths of purple ribbon and four fancy buttons.
When I sent my friend a picture of the refashioned dress, she replied that the rest of the dress was in her donate pile. I asked for it, of course and she was kind enough to oblige. However, here's the thing. I love the print and color. I hate the feel of polyester and it looks HORRID on my body. There is elastic at the waist. I wore it out one day with a purple sweater that helped to balance out the pattern and cover the ill fitting garment a little bit.
I can't decide if I should put it in my donate box too, or if I should try to salvage some part of it.
I have been trying to eliminate clutter in my home by keeping only things that I love-things that spark joy. There's no joy with this dress (right now), but that's the beauty of refashioning, right? The potential!
What would you do with this purple dress?