The featured piece for today comes from Amelie!! Such a pretty name from one of my favorite movies!
Hi! I just wanted to say that I really like your blog, and you’ve inspired me to start modifying clothing too. I ended up buying a somewhat ho-hum paisley sundress for $4.99 at the Salvation Army.
The print on this long dress was a little too much for me…
…and the cut was definitely not flattering. The skirt was torn, and there was also a little tear near the bottom of the zipper in the back, so I decided to make this into a shirt!
I shortened the hem of the dress after pinning it, trying it on, and measuring as best I could to get it straight.
The front of the new shirt fit quite well but the back was still loose, so I decided to remove the zipper in the back and stitch both sides together. I loved the fit of the new shirt, but it was still missing a little pizzazz.
The front of the neckline was a little worse for wear, so I dug into my button collection and chose a light pink, two-holed button, which I sewed on the front of the shirt.
Ta-da! Brand new (and cute) shirt for $5 along with a little more confidence in my sewing skills.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you Amelie for sharing! I totally agree…sometimes you just need a little more pizazz!! More from Amelie here!