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Velour Housedress Refash

The house-dress of all house-dresses! Velour, long, comfy, all the things right?!
It is a fantastic thrift store find, but I'm not quite ready to be catapulted into my 80's lounging in a velour housedress....well maybe I am. BUT NOT TODAY!

This pretty royal house-dress is getting a great big snip right at the bottom!




I made a pattern that was 14"x 18".  Then I rounded the corners to create the shape I wanted.



I picked off that ruffle collar, and picked out the zipper.


I had this really cool boat fabric I picked up last summer at an estate sale. I'm turning the bottom of this house-dress into a soft and fuzzy backpack!

 cut out: 2 Velour, 2 Lining, 2 Interfacing
Interfacing ironed to the wrong side of the lining.

Bottom pieces. Velour, lining, and interfacing

My wonderful Aunt Esther gave me some suede a while back, and I thought now is as perfect a time as any to use it! I cut 2 strips 22 inches long, and tapered at the bottom.



I also bought parachute clips and …
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Embroidery on Everything!

Embroidery is pretty hot right now in the fashion world, and I'm jumping right on that trendy train!

I was shopping at one of my favorite stores....you know the one.... it has a big red circle and a dot in the middle...yep, that one!
Anyway, I saw this purse that was marked down to $10.48. Yesss!
 Nearby in the jewelry section there were embroidered patches for around $6. I scooped one up that I liked.




I love cranes. They're so beautiful!
This patch had an adhesive backing, but there was no way that sticky backing was going to last on the vinyl purse. I had to break out the fabric glue.

I peeled off the protective backing, put a generous amount of fabric glue on it, and  stuck that puppy...errr...crane right on!


Let it dry overnight.
Boom! A new custom purse for  $16.48!

Ya know what goes well with a new purse? NEW SHOES!!! I did the same thing to these slip-ons that I got at the same store for $7.48! YA! SEVEN DOLLARS!!! WOOT!
I ordered the patches from an online store, and …

Quite Possibly My Greatest Challenge!

This beautiful princess dress from the 80's goes well with my messy kitchen. I bought it for $6.00 at my local thrift store. It is more than I usually spend on something I didn't quite know what to do with, but I bought it anyway.
Bows, lace and blue satin! YES!


I picked apart the entire dress to see if it would inspire me.
That's a whole lotta fabric!

The sleeves themselves could have been another dress! OY!

I have a raglan sleeve t-shirt pattern that inspired me.

With all that sleeve fabric, it wasn't long enough, so I had to add some to the bottom.



I've also had this lion fabric for a while waiting for the perfect project, and this was it! Can you tell what I'm using it for?



Pin, sew, repeat.

I attached a zipper, some navy knit fabric for the collar, cuffs and hem band. 
I MADE A BOMBER JACKET Y'ALL! This is quite possibly my greate