I received this fabulous remake from German-reader Regula and it’s something that I want to make immediately!! It’s starting to get colder here in Los Angeles (I just put my heat on for the first time this year!) and I’m dreaming about making myself what Regula did. For those of you out there craving a little coziness, this project will be right up your alley!!
I’ve been following you for quite a while. I think it’s amazing how you see potential in any dress you find. I often go to thrift stores hoping to find THE THING that speaks to me: “I want to be turned into something else. Please, help me!”
Case in point…this lovely plaid flannel shirt.
Regula even draws out her plans…
I think you’re going to love the outcome…check it out:
Today’s dress was one that I picked up at a swap party!
Once I put it on though, it was going to be more of a tunic than a dress! It was super cute, however super sheer at the same time.
There were a few spots as well, but with a little color changing, I knew it could become something totally wearable!
I picked out a bottle of dye and got to work!
PS, the above shade isn’t the color I actually used. Any thoughts to what I chose?? Check out the new look:
For today’s remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection – they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn’t wearing that were in my donation pile.
However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the TV segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.
Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):
Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):
Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!
If my mom wore this dress in the 80s, it would have been one that I coveted as a kid!
The teal suede sash in front? Better than Miss America!
And that print! It’s like an abstract piece of art – brush strokes all over.
It’s a little much as is…
…but I’m going to make it winter ready in just a few steps!
When someone sends you a note on cat stationery, it becomes a treasured piece of mail! The lovely Darci in MI sent a remake my way that was striped perfection. Here’s her note!
My crafty sewing friend helped me recreate this dress into something that I’d actually wear.
Time to see what Darci changed this striped apron-y/dress into…