Monday, May 23, 2016

That Dress Used to be a Shower Curtain?!

Hello all you Refashion lovers!  Today’s post really proves that you can Upcycle just about anything into eco-friendly, trendy and fun clothing!
Yes, you read the title correctly; I started with a thrifted Shower Curtain:)   When I saw it in the store, the fringed valance really caught my eye… so, this project starts with cutting off that funky fringed valance!

I knew I wanted to have a lavender tier next, so I went through my T shirt stash, and found one… then cut off the bottom 14″… as you can see, I cut it on a diagonal and sewed it up, because I wanted to have a bit of a dip in the back… you’ll see how it comes together in a few more steps :)

Now I had to decide what color I wanted for the top of my dress…. oh, decisions… decisions….

 Some of you may disagree, but I selected the light blue one from J Crew...  I just liked the way it looked next to the lavender… I cut the bottom half-ish off of the tank...

Then I pinned my two pieces together, and sewed it up with a zigzag stitch so it could stretch.

 And here you have how that looked… see how that “dip” is working?

 The next thing I had to do was to gather the top edge of my shower curtain valance so that it would fit right with the bottom of the lavender section… so I measured, gathered, and sewed them together! Woo Hoo, it’s getting there!

 Here’s what I’ve got so far:

 Now, if you know me at all, you know that I can’t just leave it at that. hahaha …  I had to embellish it somehow… I decided to make – you guessed it — a fabric “flower”! … and sew it to a safety pin so it could be used wherever it was needed :)  I finished it with an adorable vintage sunflower button…

So here you have it… my new Shower Curtain Creation :)  This was fun!!!  And I’m really liking the little dip in the back!



g.satansbraten said...

Nothing against the colours and pattern of the former shower curtain, yet I'd been probably wayyy more rampant with the curtain-material: bust frill underlaid with it; straps and/or belt (giggle)
But hey, this could be just a way of a 'very grown up' occasionally getting a thrill of: a multi-coloured frill and more, since cloths are some of the only things one can 'push forward' to fun style - humans not ;-)!

LG, Gerlinde

PS: You're lucky, you've found the thing before I had found it!

Refashion said...

The dress looks great and really fun for the summer. I like the use of the frilled curtain. It also means you didn't have to hem!

Debbie EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Oh wow! Super cute! Love all the colors together!