Old and Boring to New and Exciting

Ever been reluctant to give up your favorite dress even though it hasn’t fit you and you haven’t worn it for a really long time, possibly years? I’ve been even more of a pack rat since I discovered what I can do with all my old clothing. One of the many things is I don’t have to wait to fit into my favorite dresses, I can use it to recreate a new favorite piece! With this in mind the pile has been getting bigger and bigger but I do try to keep at it.
This is one of my old refashions. One very plain top + an extra large skirt + an old belt = one much more wearable dress.
I first fit the skirt to my size where I wanted it to sit on the dress.
IMG_2361-0

With the extra fabric from the skirt, I made a braid of spaghetti straps and attached to the top. Also swapped the top shoulder strap with remnants from skirt.
IMG_2357.JPG
Then to add a bit of connection between the skirt and top, I drew one of the roses from the fabric pattern of the skirt and embroidered into the top.

cropped-img_2355.jpgIMG_2358.JPG

This is the result!

IMG_2360-0.JPG

Advertisements

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s