Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Boring Brown Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. My daughter started trying to refashion this boring brown dress quite a while ago. She ran out of steam and threw it in my refashion stash. It sat in a basket for quite a while until I had an idea for it.

This dress was pretty shapeless and it was SO boring in color. It needed to liven up. It was a real downer.

My daughter added some embroidery all along the bottom edge. I really liked it so I wanted to save it.

I cut the dress in half and saved the bottom half. The dog was in the way but I didn't want to wake him because he is a trouble maker. 

I found this top at a thrift store. I loved the pretty lace and I thought the buttons looked great with the brown color of the dress. It had a nice elastic waist already built in. 

I used a zigzag stitch to attach the two pieces together and it made a great dress. The simple bottom half looks great with the lace top. When I finished it I gave it back to my daughter. She wasn't sure if she liked the big sleeves so I may alter them later.

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RanchHouse said...

So glad to see this collaboration. Great that she has a role model in this process, Thanks for sharing.

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cfortin said...

I love the new outfit. Really nice save.

Cindy - EOD
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