Sandpaper Kisses. She says she doesn't sew, but I don't think the evidence supports her claim. This is her amazing dress transformation.
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So I went to the thrift store and tried to find something to remake. I had a hard time. Don't get me wrong, I found lots of horrible clothes, but I must lack the ability to see the diamond in the rough. I found myself in the curtain section and saw a panel with pretty stripes for only $3.99. I bought it and made a dress. Which I am not sure even counts towards my refashion goal since essentially all I did was buy fabric and make clothes, which is exactly what I usually do and didn't require any great vision. I'm baby stepping into this whole refashion thing.
I sewed view A of Vogue 8789 with one modification.
Instead, I used the Dirndl skirt pattern from Burda (the same one I used for the Bombshell dress) and I can't seem to find it on the Burda site any more or I would include a link. However, it is a 3/4 skirt that is not gathered or pleated at all.
Using the limited amount of fabric (one curtain panel) and matching the stripes was a challenge.
Dress Fabric: 3.99
Cotton Muslin Lining: 12.00
Elastic from another project -0-
Eyehooks from another project -0-
Total: About $19.00 USD