Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!


Mad for Plaid - and refashions!  Plaid is such a hot trend right now, especially with the changing seasons.  I remembered this little gem that I got last year was somewhere at the bottom of my refashion bin, just waiting to be beautified!  When my daughter took my pic, she said I should keep it just like it is because it's a cute pioneer dress!  ;-)
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

I saw this Free People top on Emily Gemma (The Sweetest Thing Blog) and thought I could possibly make something similar with this dress.  



First off, I removed the elastic so it would hang more freely.
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!


Then I ironed it flat so it didn't even look like there had been elastic!
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

Next step - I cut the dress where it was attached at the waist.Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

I then measured how much length I wanted to add to the top, cut that much off of the bottom (so I didn't have to hem) and pinned it right sides together to the top portion.
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!
I made little pleats on the back so it would ruffle!

After sewing it together this is what it looked like
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

After a good press and a little styling, it was good to go!
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!
This is the angle you get when your children take your pics.

Before and After
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

And just for any of you dog lovers out there, you might appreciate how difficult my pup made it for me to work on this last night.  ;-)
Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!

Mad for Plaid - and Refashions!




14 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your fashion blogs, cuz! It's especially fun to see how you repurpose finds!

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  2. That top is soooooo cute! I love it! And I love Fern!

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  3. Your finished top is darling. I like it so much better on you as it lets your personality shine.
    Deborah @ Sew Much to Give

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  4. You are quite the talented re-fashioner! Wow! Love the plaid, it's perfect for this time of year! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

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  5. Excellent idea here---and a simple one. The dress was cute, but a bit dowdy---this is a more 'in' style that you will use. Grins and thanks, Sandi

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  6. That is a really cute makeover!! I'd love to see a pic without the stylish tuck under the belt to see how it's finished in front, because I'm not sure I would wear it that way. (So cute on others... not so much me.) The new "shirt" such an improvement from the original dress. Bet you get tons of compliments.
    P.S. Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

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  7. I will take one in a size 10 please! What a transformation...absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Wow! It's hard to believe that cute top came from that dress. You have skills!!

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  9. You are such a talent. Amazing what you did with that old dress.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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  10. Girl, you are SOOoOO gifted! Oh my GOSH!!!! Hey, where did you get that necklace??? Because I WANT it!!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Lisa!!! My necklace is Noonday Collection and I think it is retired 😢.

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  11. Wow, love this! I wish my sewing machine and I were better friends. You're inspiring! :)

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  12. Loving your style! :) just subscribed! Visiting from a link party (forgot which one, lol)

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