Frumpy Dress Refashion

Well, Larissa, you twisted my arm. Here's another post for the day!
Another "refashion", or as I sometimes like to call them, "Ta-da! projects".....

I bought this dress for $1 at a thrift store the other day because I wanted the brown velvet to make Paige something. But then I thought "hey, why not make something for yourself for once?". So here it is:


Ta-da! After!
I could have cropped the teddy bear out of that picture, but it appealed to my sense of humor. :o)

Here is a back view. There are buttons all the way down, but you can't really see them.

Trying to get a close-up of the ruffles. By the way, this isn't my model face, it's my "trying really hard to keep the camera strait" face.
                                   Charmin! ^

Have a lovely day!!


  1. Awwww! You look gorgeous in it!! Perfect for Fall! I love your blog the most!!

  2. You are amazing! I want to spend some time with you and have some of that creativity rub off on me. Hmmm. How can I work that out? I'm thinking of a plan...

  3. I would absolutely die of happiness if you ever came to visit! We have a whole separate floor for guests to stay in! I know that's a long trip for the girls though. That's when you start thinking about those DVD players that people have in their cars! :o)

  4. You so look like Angelina Jolie in these pics! Totally something she would wear! Beautiful

  5. I can't believe you made that beautiful dress from that frumpy one!!! Awesome! Talented!!!

  6. Oh my goodness, you are so brilliant. I just extended the life of one of my daughters dresses. You are such an inspiration. I see many more ruffles in my future.

  7. I LOVE it!!! I have never really sewn before, but I have decided to learn and this is JUST what I was looking for! I want to find thrift store pieces and fix them up. How on earth did you do this???? I would LOVE a tutorial on one of your ta-da pieces!!

  8. Oh this is beautiful! You have such a nice silhouette.

  9. I love the back of this dress! It's beautiful and alluring without breaking with my conservative dressing habits. Truly an amazing job.


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