Eliza submitted something fabulous my way and it's a dress that she got for free! I love remakes that come from situations like this. One person's throwaway is another person's brand new, gorgeous dress! The color is so fantastic too! Check out what she did...
I worked as an RA my junior year of college and one of the other RA's in my building was given a bunch of bridesmaid dresses by a student's mother. After they floated around her hall for a while she asked me if I wanted any of them.
My mom taught me to sew when I was ten-ish and now I make a lot of my skirts and dresses, but had yet to refashion anything. This dress was free and so I decided to go for it.
See how Eliza's new dress turned out...
First I removed the bottom panel of the skirt and gave it a new hem. Next I took of the sleeves and the waist ties and recut the armholes into a slight racerback shape. I used the waist ties to face the armholes which was a whole lot easier than making bias tape.
I love how it turned out and I can't wait to find more things to refashion. (My little brother wanted to be in the photos too).
Thanks for the inspiration Marisa and for the reminder that making beautiful things doesn't have to start from scratch.
True that, Eliza! I love what you did with this dress! What a perfect "new" piece for summer and yellow is such a gorgeous color on you. Also, you and your brother are adorable - you guys have that bent knee pose down to a science! I can't wait to see more refashions from you, now that you have one under your belt!