Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dress Shirt....Literally

I have to tell you, I'm having so much fun refashioning these clothes! I love the fact that I am helping our planet. I love the fact that I'm creating cool projects, and I think most of all, I love that I'm learning new things each time I sit in front of my sewing machine.

Ok, here we go...

I found this dress at Goodwill for $1.23. I wasn't sure about it, but for $1.23, I knew I could chance it. I can always use it for fabric if all else fails right? It fit great, but I couldn't just leave it as is.
Pretty, but yellowing.

First things first...I snipped out the shoulder pads! Yuk!
Buh bye.

I knew I wanted to dye it, but I was unsure of what color.
Blue...I like blue.
In the deep blue ya go!!!
I soaked the dress in hot water for about 45 minutes.

Out it came....blaarg!!!
I didn't like it. Plus the dye showed some previous stains or cleaning marks.

See it?

See the blotchyness? 
I wasn't thrilled.
So I decided to dye just the top half green, and just see what happens...Can't hurt? right?

Ugh! Hideous! Not quite the look I was going for
So................ I CUT OFF THE BOTTOM!!!
I hemmed the lining and lace overlay separately.

I made a top!
I threw on a belt with some skinnies and flats, and I'm ready to go!
What a difference!
I got many compliments throughout the day! You guys know how to make a gal feel special!
It's pretty easy being green!

Until next time!!!!