$1 Remake: Pretty in Pink

Nov 2, 2012 | 22 Comments

Back to the remakes today!!

This pink dress was one that I put together for October to celebrate breast cancer awareness month, and even though it’s November, we’re still going to wear it to show support!

Headless Marisa models the before…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Pink Before

Before!

My favorite part of the piece…the velcro!!  There were these thick, strips of velcro holding a part of the dress together!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Velcro!!!

Velcro!!!

Will the velcro stay???

So, here was the piece from the front – there was a whole panel being kept in place with velcro.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Velcro ECU!

Velcro ECU!

I removed this panel, folded each side of the V under, and pinned it in place.  This is actually going to become my new back of the piece in a few steps.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Folded & Pinned!

Folded & Pinned!

Now, the panel with the velcro was removed, however the velcro will still come in handy to keep the new back together.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Velcro in its current posish

Velcro in its current pozish!

I took both pieces and stitched them down to the V – one piece on the underside of the fabric and the other piece in the corresponding spot on the top of the fabric.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Velcro in its new posish

Velcro in its new pozish!

I loved the little peplum at the waist, so I cut the dress shorter to really emphasize!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Trimmy, trim, trim

Trimmy, trim, trim

With the piece newly shortened, it was time to work on the new front of the piece.  What really solidified this back to front move, was that there were already seams at the bust that would totally work for making it fit!  There was also a hole!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Hole!

Hole!!!

Easy hole fix??  Trim a line down the center…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Trim down the center!

Trim down the center!

…fold the piece under…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Pin!

Pin!

…and sew everything in place!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Sew!

Sew!

From dress, to fab new top!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Peplum Power!

Peplum Power!

I love how this piece works with the back panel removed in the back.  Just a little dip and it feel super chic!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - New Back!

Old front, new back!

My top even matched the bus benches all across the city!  I’ve been obsessed with the florals and have been wanting to find just the right piece to wear as I sat on one.  Today was the day!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Bus Stop!

Bus Stop!!

I’m loving the red mixed with the pink too!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - New Hair, New Shirt!!!

New Hair, New Shirt!!!

I’m having a blast matching new colors with my hair.  Pink is one of my new faves!!

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