84 Days to Go: Amelie's NDAD Creation

The featured piece for today comes from Amelie!!  Such a pretty name from one of my favorite movies! New Dress A Day - Amelie

Hi! I just wanted to say that I really like your blog, and you've inspired me to start modifying clothing too.  I ended up buying a somewhat ho-hum paisley sundress for $4.99 at the Salvation Army.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Before Look Amelie

The print on this long dress was a little too much for me…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Old Navy Paisley Fabric

…and the cut was definitely not flattering. The skirt was torn, and there was also a little tear near the bottom of the zipper in the back, so I decided to make this into a shirt!

I shortened the hem of the dress after pinning it, trying it on, and measuring as best I could to get it straight.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Cut Short,JPG

The front of the new shirt fit quite well but the back was still loose, so I decided to remove the zipper in the back and stitch both sides together.  I loved the fit of the new shirt, but it was still missing a little pizzazz.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Zipper

The front of the neckline was a little worse for wear, so I dug into my button collection and chose a light pink, two-holed button, which I sewed on the front of the shirt.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - New Button

Ta-da!  Brand new (and cute) shirt for $5 along with a little more confidence in my sewing skills.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress -After Look Amelie - 84

Thanks for the inspiration!

Thank you Amelie for sharing!  I totally agree...sometimes you just need a little more pizazz!!  More from Amelie here!