Nothing like a little team action to really get the thrifting juices flowing. So we begin with a little ditty about Francie and Jessie…
My friend Jessie and I love to scour thrift stores for the perfect dress to turn into something that’s more wearable…and less nursing home. We picked up these dresses out at a 50% Value Village sale and my mom thought we looked like we belonged to a strange religious cult so we played along in the pictures.
Such great actresses… Here’s the full rundown of F & J!
What will Francie do with those dots??
I chopped the sleeves off of my dress and also shortened it, using the leftover fabric to make a scarf.
I also modified the neckline slightly.
I was very satisfied with the end result! Jessie is still working on her dress…any ideas?
I am beyond satisfied with the end result too Francie!! I’m thrilled you kept the buttons and the darts at the waist – it’s such a delicate and feminine touch to the piece and I love that you shortened it and went sleeveless! It’s something that could totally work with some tights too, making it colder-weather appropriate!!
Have Jessie send in her piece once she finishes! If she’s still working on it, I love the idea of following the print of the dress. I’d use those diagonals in my favor! Perhaps, trim a deep V-neck following the lines and then cut it short turning it into a tunic. Pair it with a camisole underneath or wear it to the beach? Just a thought…. Keep me posted on how it turns out!