Francie’s NDAD Creation

Dec 2, 2012 | 18 Comments

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.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Before Shots

Francie & Jessie – Before

Such great actresses…  Here’s the full rundown of F & J!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Full Length Thrift Store Dresses

Francie & Jessie – Full Length

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. 

New Dress A Day - DIY - Thrift Store Dresses

Francie – After

I also modified the neckline slightly.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Dance Party USA

Dance Party USA!!  (PS love the friend/family photobomber in the background!!)

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!

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