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Friday, March 25, 2016

Thrift Store finds to Sweet Summer Dress





Started with a few things from the local thrift store, plus a piece of antique lace I've had for years...


Here's the finished product...
(That's my beautiful daughter modeling for me:)









I cut four matching wedges - 2 from the Tshirt, and 2 from the pillowcase... sewed them together, gathered the top a bit and attached to the top half of the tank top.


I cut another coordinating Tshirt into strips, sewed them end to end, then ran a basting stitch along the long edge to gather for a ruffle...


  


Then, I attached the ruffle to the bottom of the skirt, using seam binding I inherited from my Mom to make it neat.





 .... added a little decorative stitching just for fun :)




Made a fabric flower out of some leftover pieces to embellish the top.



Attached the piece of antique lace to the bottom hem of the Tshirt I cut off before, and added some pretty coordinating ribbon streamers...
This piece has so many different uses, I just love it!!!
The End! 
Thanks so much for any advice or feedback! :) 

9 comments:

Anielska Aniela said...

wow magic! a beautiful dress :)

Alyssa Wesselmann said...

Very Nice! This turned out great!

Joy C said...

That is a beautiful transformation! Love the lace piece and flowers accent.

Humaun Kabir said...

It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site. I've learn many things from your site.
tank top

RePurposeFul said...

Thank you all so very much for your kind and encouraging comments, it is seriously appreciated!!!

kitblu said...

For some reason this makes me think of Heidi in the Alps. You might fit in at OctoberFest. I love all the ways you styled the lace piece. You are very creative with a great eye. Hope to see more of your work.

Andrea said...

Really turned out cute and I love the versatility of the lace piece! Great job :)

Just remember with your next post to add a label right before publishing using your moniker RePurposeful. I took care of it this time, and that way when your fans want to see what else you've refashioned, they'll all pull up!

Andrea EOD

RePurposeFul said...

Thanks so much! I will remember next time :)

Marisa Glied said...

This is so amazing!!!!

-TheRefashStash