Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ohhh, I had some fun today!


First I started with some mending. Then I shortened the sleeves on a couple of blouses. 
Ho hum. When does the fun start.


Well, I began with the dress that you see above. It was from Goodwill, just a simple back zip dress. 
I bought it with a plan in mind.

I cut off the bottom of the dress to make it into a top. 


Then I cut that bottom piece into two long strips and narrow-hemmed the long edges and gathered them into ruffles.




I like how it turned out, but it just needed a little bit of something. I scavenged through my trim box and came up with this beautiful trim. I hesitated, thinking the trim was too good for this blouse. Then, I told myself that I've had this trim stuffed away for years, bring it out and use it! (you all talk to yourselves too, right?) Anyway, it really added a nice touch and I'm glad I put it on this garment.


Funny thing is, I'm not a pink girl and I'm not really a ruffles kinda girl. But hey, this blouse will spruce up my spring wardrobe for cheap, and I'm looking forward to wearing it.

9 comments:

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

what a great idea! and very cute too.

concretenprimroses said...

Very nicely done! Its lovely.
Kathy

P. said...

So, so cute!!

Lisa A said...

Absolutely adorable!

Elizabeth said...

What a fun remodel on the dress! Good for you for getting the hemming and mending done! I have a nice pile of hemming that I'm going to get to someday!

Chris said...

Very nice, Sue! You've got a good eye and real talent for garment making and redesign.

em's scrapbag said...

You did wonders. This is so springy and fun. Good job!

ivoryspring said...

Sue,

You amaze me!!!! I love how you can just make something stunning out of something that seems ordinary...

Re: stitching the extra J in my sampler... I am afraid that might mess up the symmetry... :( So, I think I will stick with the chart. Thanks for suggesting it... next time, if that happens again, I will keep that in mind and scooch the "A" further to the left to fit an extra alphabet.. :)

Mama Lusco said...

Very pretty! I really like that fabric and it made into a wonderful top :)

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