I can’t believe the weekend is almost over! Ugh! I hope yours was as fun & relaxing as mine was!
I spent most of today in this green frock:
Whoa Nelly! This is a fine example of unflattering 80’s wear…complete with an attached fake vest! The mind reels.
Since I see quite a few ways I can redo this dress, this feels like a time for…
That’s right! One Dress, Three Ways!!!!!
For my first refashion of this frock, I’m going no-sew.
I made a few snips…
I pulled up the front part of the dress to over my knees…sort of like I was making a curtsy…
Then, I safety-pinned it in the back, hiding the pin on the inside of the fold.
And that’s all it took!
Without the vest part, I actually really like the print on this frock. 🙂
My new dress enjoyed a late lunch with friends. 🙂
I wonder what I’ll do to it next…:)
48 thoughts on “One Dress, Three Ways: Fake Vest Edition”
I am new to refashioning and just love your ideas,
This is an amazing transformation with just a safety pin! I love the print on the fabric.
I LOVE this fabric! Very cute. 🙂
What a transformation……….love the fabric in that dress!!!!
That print in your daylight shots is gorgeous! Don’t suppose you fancy mailing the dress to the UK when you’re done? 😉 xx
What a cute print!
I cannot believe you actually made THAT dress look THAT good! 🙂
Oh wow, the print on that dress looks so great! I’m also just really happy that you are posting every day again!
I love love love your blog
YOU ROCK !!!!
This is really cute.
wow! never would have guessed that dress could look so great!
You have opened my eyes to a new way to refashion. Paisley is well worth a rescue.
Thank you! I look forward to your posts each day. You bring a smile to my face and fuel for my creativity.
That print pops so much without the vest! And I’m a sucker for paisley. I remember having a few pieces with attached vests and thinking they were soooo amazing! It’s funny how styles change.
I LOVE this print, so cute!
The lightening in the first few pictures does not do that awesome paisley print justice! It looks great in the daylight – love the simple fix to make that cute tunic!!
Oh so sweet, love this refashion.
Thank-you for sharing.
Love the results of this no-sew. Gorgeous fabric. Can’t wait to see the final 2 refashions.
The print of this dress is stunning! You can’t beat a good no-sew refash. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it next 😀
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you are genius!!!! love it:-D
I love Paisley! This is such a cute dress.
How you see past the original amazes me, I would of probably laughed and walked past it in the shop!
the PRINT is to DIE for!
This is my favourite re-fashion to date! I love seeing what you’ll come up with next and you always inspire me to see clothes differently!
What was the cost of that frock? I hit the thrift store today after the SEAHAWKS WIN!! but alas, I found nothing worth the prices they were asking.
You are so creative!
Would you consider being a guest for a group? I teach sewing and keep wanting to do something with my wedding gown and thought it would be cool to do a special class with my students.
(I am a friend of Dianne Davis – perhaps we could contact via her..?!!)
If I have time, sure! Shoot me an email with details. 🙂
You amaze me!
I really love the simplicity of this refash.
This was my favorite one yet! I love how easy it was and the print, as well as the cut looks great on you!
This is so killer!
Absolutely LOVE the print on that dress, the after pictures in the natural light show it so nicely! Great refash, looks awesome!
Okay, that’s amazing. I didn’t see the possibility of the beginning dress looking so fabulous!
In the first pics I was seriously doubting the print choice and no sew, but it really looks nice and the colors you paired it with make it pop.
So clever, I am impressed with the simplistic ingenuity of this refashion.
This one really impressed me. Looks fabulous.
Paisley, yes! It was “in” back in the 60’s and it’s in again now. And obviously somebody made a dress of it in the 80’s … though I missed the trend that time … maybe it was too soon after the 60’s and I blocked it out? 🙂
Very cute. Looking forward to the 2nd and 3rd ways you refashion this one.
Holy moly that is so cute and easy too! You’re amazing.
I am mad for paisley and love the colors in the dress! How you saw your creation in that dress is beyond me!
I so agree, Nancy,
I look forward to the ideas you show in your blog. So many times I have seen fabric I love, or part of the item, perhaps even the whole thing (but it doesn’t fit). Truly inspirational. Thank you for such a wonderful blog.
On another note, there are those of us out there who are cheering for you. For the good to be good and the bad to get better. Keep on truckin’!
Love paisley! Love what you did with that dress! I’d love to see you make a vest look cool 🙂
one of my favourites!
Love it! Can’t wait to see two and three!