Monday, September 13, 2010

Reworked Thrifted Dress

I've been working my butt off to keep crafty. Around here it's not so much that I don't have the time, I just haven't been good at making the time. Baby steps... right?!  I found this dress for $11 at a thrift store

Let's take a look at the dresses qualities in it's former state of potato sack-ness.

* has all the original buttons
* all seams are in tact
* great quality dress
* wonderful silk fabric

* i like the colour, however, combined with the silk fabric this is not flattering for my body type
* the dress doesn't fit very well through the hips
* overall the dress isn't doing much for me.

Why did i buy it you ask?

I could see the potential this dress had and knew I could update it easily.... yes that fashion degree is coming in handy once again!

I cut the bottom of the dress off just under the bust to create an Empire waist.

I cut the top off a long vintage skirt and combined the two pieces to make a fun dress.

I made the sleeves shorter and puffy to make the dress more suitable for our warm winters.


I'm looking for some opaque tights to wear with this and some stacked heel mary janes would be perfect too!


Fat Chick Design said...

lovely, you look amazing, i am loving the fabric and the sleeves look goregous

Rebekah The Craft Fiend said...

Thank you so much! YOu are very kind. I'm excited to wear this out to brunch or something.

ArtGirl said...

hey wow! nice WORK! i LOVE what you did to it. and that print for the bottom is awesome!!!

Rebekah The Craft Fiend said...

I love the print too. I've had it for years and am so excited to finally have found a use for it!

Becky said...

have you tried going to the thrift shops on Jefferson Highway? Like Red, White and Blue. You might find some thigns there. You did a beautiful job on the dress!

Anonymous said...


I have Mary Janes but the pink cat TUK ones ^___^; good choice. x

Lily said...

wooow! This dress looks gorgeous! The colours are so pretty and it looks good on you, too!