Thursday, June 5, 2014

Upcycling a Thrifted Dress

 
It all started with this wonderful $4 find at a Thrift Store.  I love the funky fabric!  Aren't these bold swishes of color great?!   
 
 
For me, it's a little too long to be a tunic, but way too short to wear as a dress.  AND...

 
This tank top had been hanging in the back of my closet, seldom worn because it never quite fit right.  But, again, what a great color!
 
Everyone say. "CHEESE!"

The bottom of the tunic was cut away and hemmed to make a top for me.

 

 
Using this FREE Peasant Dress Pattern from Once Upon a Sewing Machine, I used the tank top and scraps from the tunic to make a darling top for Lil Fashionista!
 
The best part of upcycles?
 
 
 Hugs!
 
Tomorrow, Lil Fashionista will be the star of a guest post at The Enchanting Rose!  She is such a cutie pie!  You are invited to join us of course! 
 
Oh, and BTW, Abigail is the Chihuahua and Missi is the Rat Terrier.  They love joining in the photos!
 
;-)  -Marci

23 comments:

  1. Wow, two for the price of one! Great recycle/upcycle project! You two look adorable in your matching tops!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  2. Very cute! Love the coordination!

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  3. Abigail and Missi are too cute along with the darling 2 girls in these pics. Jax would love to have play date with them. LOL.
    What a great great great upcycle!!! I love that shirt and little top. Fantastic job

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  4. Great refashion, Marci. Love the green fabric in the thrifted dress.

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    1. Hi Marci, I've featured your refashion today...

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  5. Popping over from Stephanie's blog. Love your eye for color and your fun creations.

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  6. Greetings from Maine, Marci! Stopping by to visit...saw your guest post on Stephanie's blog. I LOVE this idea!!! I am a big fan of thrift store make-overs...and have had such fun with t-shirt projects! I look forward to visiting your "stone cottage" again soon!
    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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  7. Cute! Thanks for the shout out, I love the little top you put together. Looks stylish and comfortable. Can't go wrong! -Rachel

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  8. This is incredibly clever and cute! I love it, Marci! I will have to remember this idea for my nieces - thank you, sweet lady :)

    Hugs to you!

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  9. I love how you two coordinate! Adorable! :)

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  10. Adorable!! What a great, thrifty idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. wow... beautiful... i love it...

    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  12. This is so cute! Great job! Visiting from the Happiness is Homemade link party.

    Rachelle S.
    www.stitchesbyrachelle.blogspot.com

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  13. What a great upcycle! Love your little cutie too - she's adorable. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  14. I love the upcycle! The best part comes from the fun memories of wearing coordinating outfits.

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  15. What a great refashion, making matching outfits out of one top! The last photo is so cute!

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  16. Great find! I wish I had an eye for stuff like that. I can't seem to see the potential in things like others can.

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  17. Super cute! I agree that you are so clever to be able to use two different materials to make one outfit. Nice job.

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  18. adorable! and the dress/top combos are great too :) Going to check her debut on the Enchanting Rose. Thanks for sharing with us Marci!

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  19. She looks so cute -great way to use what you have.

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  20. Ahhhhh....You are both so beautiful. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

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  21. Such a great Upcycle! I will be featuring it on Worthwhile Wednesday, stop by grab your badge and link up again, my friend!
    ~Allie http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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