When my 18 year old daughter came to me and said "I need a dress for Spring Formal, and it's next week", I started to panic a little inside. We live 2 1/2 hours away from the closest shopping center, and with the price of gas as it is, I really didn't want to drive that far just for a dress. Besides, I hate shopping under pressure. Time was ticking...and I had to come up with a plan.
And then the "upcycler" in me kicked in and a lightbulb went on...I had an idea! I remembered the dress that I had found at our local thrift store a few months back for only a couple of bucks, and teasingly, I asked my daughter to try it on. With good humour, she did. She loved the colour...and, of course, hated the style. :) It was many sizes too big...but that was to our advantage...more fabric to work with. We decided to do a "refashion"(I think that's a word). :)
...and started chopping!
I sewed it up and waited for her to come home from school to try it on.
It was "almost right".
After a very late night of sewing, alterations...brainstorming...and more alterations....
...ta da! Isn't she cute?
|The happy couple!|