When I put on today’s piece, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with it right away. I was in a slump!
It was sort of like having Writer’s Block…only Refashioner’s Block!
I eventually decided to stop thinking about it and just start doing. Any step forward was probably in the right direction! 🙂
First, I took the dress in!
I cut off the extra fabric with my pinking shears (This is to keep the sides from fraying, btw).
I tried it on, and noticed a BIG problem!
Luckily, this was a quick fix!
I decided to make this dress into a top for the day. I chopped it off, and gave it a nice new hem!
My new top is light & flowy! I loves! 🙂
11 thoughts on “Day 322: Refashioner’s Block: Dress to Top Refashion”
Great refashion and I love the shoes.
J adoreeeeeee ton travail!
Thats the one thing thats cute!
A friend sent me a link to your site and I am in love! It is great to see the before and after shots…and you make it look like a snap. Thanks for sharing your passion
I’m new via Pinterest too, love your refashs! When I saw today’s dress, I had a hunch that’s what you would do with it, turned out great! 🙂 And then I noticed the jeans (I could almost hear the record scratch in my head)… please help a girl in jeans purgatory and do share where you got them? Love them! I know…totally not the point of the blog. Love the shoes too, whole outfit is a win… Keep calm and refash on!
Gee, thanks! Oh dear…I’ve had those jeans for years, and I bought them at a thrift store. I wish I could tell you where to find them (I’d get another pair for myself, too!) The shoes were also thrifted, but they’re Steve Maddens. 🙂 I love “Keep Calm and Refash On”! I might have to steal that! 😉
I just discovered your blog from pinterst. I went back and read the entire thing, I love love love LOVE IT!
So I’ve spent the last few nights spending several hours going back to the beginning of your blog and reading it until I got to the current entry. A friend of mine forwarded me your page and I’m addicted! I’m a thrifting addict and have wanted a sewing machine for about twenty years. Seriously, what am I waiting for?! I have so much stuff to refashion. 😉
P.S. You’re fabulous.
Thanks so much!
And as for the sewing machine…Go get you one! 🙂
The top is totally cute, as is the pose. Now you can make a skirt out of the bottom!
Definitely love the top! And it looks so good on you! Thanks again for the inspiration, I found myself searching for pretty printed dresses/skirts in our local thrift store and I even bought some things just because of the print. 😀