Today’s remake had me saying, “get it girl!” Check out what Emily did…
I was raiding my moms closet and came across this gem. As a friend put it, the length was just perfect as a too long to be tea length and too short to be a full-length dress. Also, the top part was pretty unflattering as well.
Blue is my favorite color, I thought the flowers were a fun summer print, and it reminded me of a dress I saw on ModCloth…
…so I thought why not a copycat?
Let’s see Em’s ModCloth remake!!
I didn’t just decide to feature today’s look because the lovely reader who submitted her dress shares my name…that’s just an added bonus! Check out Miss Mariss’ awesome remake!
Hi Marisa, I really like your name! Haha. I have been following your blog for a few years now and find your idea of re-purposing an existing piece very inspiring. So…when I came across this great pink and white polka dot knit dress I couldn’t pass it up.
As you can tell the dress was far too large for me…
…especially in the top area.
Time to check out M’s remake. Spoiler alert!!! She makes TWO fab things out of this!
Today’s creation comes in from Michelle and her adorable daughter, M. I love that they had a fun crafternoon making something new from something outgrown. Check it out!
Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now, and LOVE it! Thanks for all the inspiration! I’m a single mother and I work full time, but I still find time to get my crafty fix! My daughter is 12 and we’ve always upcycled old clothing. Our most infamous projects include costumes and tons of dress up clothes made from old prom dresses and evening gowns. We’ve made everything from sweatshirt cardigans out of clearance sweatshirts and skirts from old thrift store dress shirts. About 5 years ago, I got my “dream come true” embroidery machine and used it to make the little project I’m sending you! I am a pharmacy technician at Walgreens, so with my employee discount, I bought a stack of plain little tee shirts for 85 cents each. I used my machine to make fancy edging and designs on the plain shirts – one of them was a freebie design of a cat’s face – and we used colors to mimic our first cat, Lucille (who is actually a LOUIS but we didn’t know that at the time, but that’s another story).
My daughter had this adorable little shirt that she wore to school and wore to play in, and eventually spilled fingernail polish on the front!
After the fingernail polish incident, she only wore it as an undershirt until she outgrew it. I’ve kept the shirt, because we both loved the design and I finally decided today I’d do something different with it!
What will Michelle and her daughter M do with this feline tee??
Prom season is right around the corner and I fell in love with this piece sent in by Silvana. She crafted it for her stunning sister and I think you’re going to all be obsessed just like me!
My baby sister had her very first high school dance this year. Of course we had to make her the most fabulous outfit ever!! Our other sister took her shopping at a local thrift store and found this dowdy original.
The shape and style was quite sad, but it was made of beautiful teal dupioni silk.
The sisterly love is incredible!! Time to see what Silvana did…
Susan emailed me her piece and the whole idea screamed warm weather, from the color to what she actually did. Check out her project!
I have been following your blog since I saw it on Yahoo, but even before I started reading your blog I had intentions of altering a turtleneck I was given as a Christmas present, 2 years ago.
I really loved the purple hue and the soft feel of the fabric but HATED the actual turtleneck. I don’t like any neckline that is right up against my neck because it makes me feel like I am choking
Will Susan just take it all off??