Thursday, March 7, 2013

Refashion Challenge ~ Result~

A couple posts ago, I shared a dress I found on the sales rack for a seriously killer deal (about $13!). Though there was one problem...I thought it was a dress, but it was actually a jumpsuit.

I decided to change it to a dress, and so I tried. Here are the steps I took.

1. I cut along the seams of the inner legs to open them up.

2. I laid the dress flat on the table to see how I could sew the left and right seams together in the middle to make this jumpsuit into a dress.

3. I cut off some excess parts then sewed the seams together in the front and back.

4. Because there are broken parts where the cotton lace was connected to the other cotton lace, I completely took off the thread which was attaching the two and directly sewed them together.

5. I sewed a liner and added that to the waist down.

6. It was ready for testing!

Today was a much warmer day than normal and I felt like spring was finally here! It was such a perfect day to try the new dress. :)

I am so happy that it is no longer a jumpsuit. It is the dress!


Very flowy and comfortable too...


The place we took pictures had nice features, but was a little bit challenging. Lots of narrow mismatched walls with graffiti in some areas. We had a hard time picking the background, but it was still fun... can you tell by my smiley face?

There is something I haven't told you all, and I have been crazy busy right now because of that. Hopefully, once that settles, I can start creating the things buzzing around in my head and share with you. I will check in when I can, Have a great weekend!

50 comments:

  1. Wow! This is a stunning dress ~ and it fits you perfectly!!

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  2. I didn't doubt even for a second that you are going to transform it fabulously ! And you DID! It is gorgeous!!! I wish I had a piece like this in my closet :)

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  3. You have such amazing talent! The dress is beautiful and you've accessorized it perfectly. You look adorable.

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  4. This is so gorgeous! You did an awesome job!!!

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  5. What a beautiful transformation!

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  6. I love your blog and your tutorials!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. That dress is so lovely! So much prettier than a jumpsuit!

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  8. and the result is beautiful ~ such lovely color combo and texture !

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  9. Oh wow! You did an AMAZING job! It has become a beautiful treasure!! I just can't imagine wearing something that beautiful as a jumpsuit. ?
    Eeew. You've changed it completely. How lovely!!

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  10. Oh my its beautiful! It could be a wedding dress even!

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  11. I have been anxiously waiting for the update on this!! :) It turned out beautifully! I love it and it looks great!!! ;) I love your blog!!

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  12. That is just beautiful! You did a fantastic job and it looks lovely on you! Thanks for sharing this. I love being able to sew, though not incredibly well, simply because I know I can change or adjust something if I need to. It's great to have that option when finding an awesome item that needs some tweaking, or, in your case, a transformation! You're so inspiring - I love your blog! :)

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  13. Oh my gosh it's gorgeous!!!! Make me one!!!! :-)

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  14. That is incredibly beautiful and I love the Battenberg lace halfway up the skirt. Absolutely stunning and perfectly accessorized!

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  15. Wow--beautiful! You've definitely inspired me to take a second look at those sales racks!

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  16. Well done! It turned out beautifully! Wish I was skilled enough to transform things I found second hand. :)

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  17. Wow! Lovely transformation and pictures. :)

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  18. Wow, it's even more beautiful than I expected! and it looks amazing on you... good job! =)

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  19. So pretty! I want one exactly like it!

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  20. This is GORGEOUS and looks so sweet on you. :) Well done! I'm going to keep an eye out for jumpsuits to refashion now, too.

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  21. Really, really cute- It looks like an old Gunny Sacks dress. It is gorgeous and great job on the makeover- xo Diana

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  22. That is one beautiful dress, and it suits you! It makes me long for warmer weather, sigh ... filmy flowy skirt weather :-)

    Patty

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  23. All the "wow" words are already taken by the previous comments, I can only double them! Fantastic!

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  24. Such a beautiful dress! I love it!

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  25. Gorgeous. I can't believe it used to be a jumpsuit! I do love lace also. :)

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  26. Gorgeous. I can't believe it used to be a jumpsuit! I do love lace also. :)

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  27. You've done a wonderful job! Absolutely stunning! You look so feminine and romantic in this dress.

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  28. Gorgeous! That was meant to be a dress all along...glad you helped it find its true identity! =)

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  29. This is a beautiful dress! Great job on recreating it! You can't even tell it was a jumpsuit! Thank you for sharing your creativity. It is such an inspiration to me!

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  30. Wow! Girl You are good! Sure don't look like bloomers no more! The pics are all wonderful, your so pretty! Look pretty proud too!

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  31. *gasp!*. Beautiful! And you look so great in it, congrats!

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  32. You did a fantastic job; it looks great on you.

    Stacy

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  33. Such a beautiful dress! Great transformation!

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  34. My gosh, the dress is absolutely fabulous! You are an incredibly talented craftswoman. I truly admire you.

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  35. That is beautiful! You look so very pretty in it.

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  36. Absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job. You have such talent.

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  37. What an amazing job. You are so talented. The dress is gorgeous.

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  38. Oh my goodness! It's gorgeous on you! Wonderful job!

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  39. What a beautiful dress! So feminine and pretty. I think it would be so much fun to wear. Who had the crazy idea to make it start out as a jumpsuit??? You did an awesome job of bringing out its full potential.

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  40. Thank you everyone for such nice comments! I just LOVE repurposing and refashioning. Having pretty clothes in the closet is one thing, but if I know I only spent very little for it and made some changes to really make it my own mekes me even happier. That is why I can't stop checking the sales rack and thrift stores...:)

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  41. Olá
    Adorei a transformação do macacão, ficou um vestido lindo e romantico.
    Beijinhos

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  42. That turned out stunning! Amazing job!

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  43. This is amazing! This is the kind of dress I am addicted to! What a great find and a great adaptation!

    I just discovered your blog, your tutorials area beautiful, and seem fairly easy. The amazing things you make from simple clothes! Wow! It is so inspiring! I can't wait to give one of these a go, I just need to get some t-shirts and things! I will let you know when I make one! Thanks so much!

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  44. You did a wonderful job, the dress is gorgeous!

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