Day 359: Scrap-Busting Dress

Day 360: Spearmint Dress
Day 358: Anita Dress

For today’s piece, we need to go back to Day 117 of this lil’ blog.  :)

First it was this.

Then it was this…

…but what about all this?

For those of you who were wondering what was going happen to the bottom part of this dress…wonder no more!  :)

I needed something that would work as a cute coverup to wear erranding before I ventured over to a friend’s place for an afternoon swim!

I laid my leftover dress scrap upside down, and placed one of my best-fitting dresses over it, right in the center.  This is going to be my template!

Just like this!

I pinned along the outside of the template dress…

You can outline this in chalk if you like.

I left everything from the armholes up open, placing two pins right at where the shoulders of the template dress start.

I sewed two seams, one on each side of what was about to be my new dress!

Emo sewing: All life is a meaningless abyss, dude.

Then, I sewed my shoulders down!


Now my sweet new coverup is ready to head off for an afternoon at the pool!  :)

Love the sides!

Refashioning gives you wings! Literally! :)

Not bad for just a few little seams, eh? :)

Digging that neckline! :)

I must say,  I’m quite happy to know someone with access to a private pool!  It makes the SC summer heat somewhat bearable!  :)

Keeping cool in da pool! :)

Good company & good beer make for a great summer day!  :)

Mmmm! Tasty Wheat Ale! :)


Day 360: Spearmint Dress
Day 358: Anita Dress

28 Comments on Day 359: Scrap-Busting Dress

  1. Millie
    June 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm (3 years ago)

    You’re killing me! So cute! I wish I was as creative as you. You are a genius.

  2. MacKinnon Andrews
    June 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Your long angel sleeves are genius. My favorite refashion so far!

  3. Amy Kalbster
    June 25, 2012 at 1:05 am (3 years ago)

    I just saw a dress kind of like this on Florence from Florence and the Machine and was trying to figure out how to make one. It is like you are reading my refashioning mind! I love it!

  4. NorthernStar
    June 25, 2012 at 4:18 am (3 years ago)

    Fabulous! One of my favourites of your refashionings!

  5. Kirstieh
    June 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm (3 years ago)

    That is so glam! I love it!!!

  6. Heatherm27
    June 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I agree – very Audrey Hepburn! As usual, love it!

  7. donnacollins
    June 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I am so in love with this! You could dress this up so much or keep it casual. Gorgeous!

  8. Amy C
    June 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    This dress is amazing! Great job lady!

  9. Dawn
    June 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    This is great! Love the “wings” and the color is awesome on you!

  10. Alissa @ CraftyEndeavor
    June 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I just stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest. I don’t know how you find time to do so many projects!

  11. Cyna
    June 26, 2012 at 12:15 am (3 years ago)

    Why waste that lovely dress as a bathing suit cover-up. It should be a cocktail dress! Beautiful. You are wicked talented!

  12. Navy Wifey Peters
    June 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I love that dress! You’re making me want to go to GoodWill to buy some stuff to refashion! You’re awesome at this!

  13. Heather C.
    June 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm (3 years ago)

    One of my favorites, too! Oooo la la! So chic and glamorous! I agree–this color really looks great on you. Digging that neckline, too. It works so perfectly with the open shoulders. Love it!

  14. Ash
    June 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm (3 years ago)

    You’re goofy looking

  15. Sandra
    June 29, 2012 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)


    I actually said WOW out loud! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity….

  16. Little Blue Mouse
    July 26, 2012 at 7:12 am (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love this!

  17. Sarah From Long Island
    July 30, 2012 at 11:09 am (3 years ago)

    This is RIDONKULOUSLY classy looking! Like 30’s era classy with a modern twist. This reminds me of Super Woman and you look like you are ready to go out and be a modern-day superhero!

  18. Lynne
    September 14, 2012 at 6:22 am (3 years ago)

    Your best yet!

  19. Nay
    April 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm (2 years ago)


  20. cakevictim
    May 25, 2013 at 6:44 am (2 years ago)

    This is really outstanding! Reminds me of a mod 60’s party dress!

  21. rbt55
    October 10, 2014 at 6:20 am (11 months ago)

    This is your greatest stroke of genius, in many great strokes.

  22. MW Comics
    November 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm (10 months ago)

    Jillian! Are you kidding me?!?!?! That’s fantastic!!!


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