Friday, September 3

"Sew Inspiring" . . . Re-working a Thrift Store Dress

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Have you heard about
"Marisa"
and her blog

She's re-working a thrift store
dress every day for 365 days!

I was sew inspired that I decided to give
it a try . . . 
on a MUCH SMALLER SCALE!

(This is the dress after a few changes which made it more suitable for me)

I bought this dress at my
local thrift store for $6 . . . 
(this is a very bad photo!)

I love the fabric! 
It reminds me of a Lily Pulitzer print.
Which I love!
Like this Lily Pulitzer scarf:


 But the neckline was very low.

I decided to re-work the dress by using the
belt (which I knew I'd never use)
to make a ruffle for the neckline . . .

 (I cut the belt in half)

(Then, sewed two rows of basted stitching for gathering) 

 (I pinned & stitched the ruffle to the neckline)

 (Photos by Jackie Kinahan)

 I made a matching flower pin
(click here to learn how) &
I paired it with a white cardigan
from Old Navy

Love it!