Remake: Neon Floral Housedress

Well hello neon housedress of epically awesome proportions by Miss Elaine!! (Thanks to reader Cathryn G for sending this glorious piece my way!!)

Vintage Neon Floral Housedress - 1

The floral colors make me dream of warm summery temperatures (it's SO cold and rainy in CA right now!) that I just had to craft this piece while on a little beachy holiday!

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I'm not going to wear the dress to the beach, however I'm gonna make something that'll be perfect to wear with some cutoffs made from an old pair of jeans!

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First up! Time to TRIMMMMMMMMMMM. ✂️✂️✂️

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Being I couldn't tote my sewing machine in my carry on, I figured I had the next best thing for beachy crafting...a FABRIC FUSION glue pen!! 

Vintage Neon Floral Housedress - 5 (Fabric Fusion)

I also crafted a makeshift desk out of a wicker ottoman to craft a new seam with fabric glue! 

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It's just a DIY party of all sorts going on!!

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I made sure to get all the little nooks and crannies tacked down and let the piece dry overnight. This wasn't the worst view during the dry time either, I might add... 😂

Costa Rica Sunset

The next day, my new top was ready to wear!

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I love the vintagey feel of the top paired with the cutoffs and bright floral Nanette Lepore hat. It's definitely pattern overload, and I love it!

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If I could have bottled up the heat and humidity (yes, the humidity too) and brought it home with me I would have in a heartbeat! Gimme that humid air all day just for dewy skin!!

Before / After 1.19.2017

And now, maybe I make a 60s style mini skirt with the remnants? Lots to ponder, LOTS!

Marisa Lynch

Marisa Lynch is a published author and blogger who loves to craft, upcycle, and play dress up in vintage gear!