Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion

Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion 

With all of the traveling we've done in the last 2 months in addition to the holidays, I haven't had a chance to work on any refashions.  I was really missing it this week, so I dug through my pile and found this.

Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion
 Doesn't it look so great with those socks? ;-)

I loved how fun and bright the print was - and totally this Spring's Pantone colors! However, it was a bit big and a little too much fabric. It's hard to see in this pic, but it was a hi-low hem; longer in the back. First order of business was getting rid of shoulder pads and ripping out the sleeves!
Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion

Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion

Sleeves are gone!
Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion

Initially I thought that I'd go sleeveless, but when I looked at the sleeves I had just ripped out I got the idea to sew them back in the opposite way to make flutter sleeves!
Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion


Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion
The sleeves were still a little long for my liking, so I trimmed and hemmed them a bit more.

Next, I decided that I didn't want the big scoop neckline, so I turned it around backwards. I definitely needed to lose some length, but instead of chopping and hemming, I just gathered up the excess fabric in the front and Ta-Da!!!
Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion

Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion
I think my daughter caught me trying to keep the wind from knocking me over here, but it is a good shot of the front up close.

I really love how this turned out and I can't wait for Spring so I can wear it!

Before and After
Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion

What would you have done with this dress?

54 comments:

  1. Oh, my JOY!!! I love this. Your creativity is inspiring!

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  2. So perfect! You are amazing at this!!!

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  3. I've shortened curtains by gathering them to one side but never a dress!! ....so clever!

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  5. Perfect! Loved the end result.Thank you for sharing this with us @FuntasticFriday!

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  6. lovely result,, you have a wonderful imagination. I can see your style blog in one of the national magazines someday. (but On-line is the most current thing, right?)

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  7. Amanda, you are amazing with how you recreate, your dress turned out fabulous!!! kudos! I have spent some time going through your site browsing through and you have so much to share with others including the links to Noonday, what a wonderful organization to help so many women!!! Thank you for sharing your posts on Oh My Heartsie Girls Linkups each week, I appreciate it!!!

    Have a great week!
    Karren

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  8. wow! What a great transformation! Your re worked dress is younger, hipper and Modern! It's a gift to be able to do what you do! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
    Jeannee~ShepherdsandChardonnay

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  9. Totally impressive! Love it! Pinning. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week on Brag About It!

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  10. What a wonderful makeover, you have such talent! I am new to sewing but I might have to give this idea a try. If I ruin a goodwill dress, I won't be out much! Thanks!

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  11. Wow! I used to love to refashion clothes for myself and my girls. It's been a long time since I've done that, but I'm feeling inspired to start that up again. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  12. Oh my goodness this is amazing! You are so talented with your mad restyle skills. I might have to rethink a few things hanging in my closet. Or that I find. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

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  13. Love how it is pulled together in the front. Perfect for Easter Sunday! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

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  14. Hey, Amanda! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Refashioned Dress so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec. http://ourcraftymom.com/home-matters-linky-party-127/

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  15. AmandaI am so glad that #HomeMattersParty chose your post to be featured this week! I liked it so much that you were my nomination last week! Shows we both have great taste! Thanks for sharing! Great Dress Makeover!
    Jeannee

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  16. That is fantastic! Great transformation.
    :) gwingal

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  17. Wow!! That turned out soooo cool!! I love it, and now you have me wanting to find old dresses.

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  18. What a great make over! And it looks so good on you!

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