Sunday, September 19

"Sew Inspired" Again! Restyling a Thrift Store Dress

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Recently, I restyled a thrift store dress . . .
I had so much fun that I
wanted to do it again!

Which brings me to 

When I visited heaven Antro
last week,
I wanted half the clothes in there!

Especially this one . . .
"Dried Leaves Dress" $158 at Antropologie
Later, while shopping at the thrift store,
(a store more within my budget!)
I came across this dress . . .

It has a similar gray wool look.
I decided to make some of the 
felted wool leaves
to style this dress like the
Anthro inspiration dress.

 I made a template from card stock
& played with the shape of the leaf
until I liked it. Then, I just moved
the leaf around to make 3 petals.

I used this soft, thick felt 
for the cream leaves . . . 

Each flower has 3 layers -
one cream felt
& two felted wool
(a slightly lighter color of gray than the dress).
The felted wool is an old sweater that I 
washed in the washing machine.
I also sewed a seam down the middle of
each leaf on the cream felt for visual interest.

So, I really like the way it turned out . . . 
what do you think??

Here's the Antro dress ($158)

Here's the thrift store dress ($6)

By the way, we couldn't resist copying the newspaper on the wall. HA!


Warmly, Michelle