Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Is anyone else besides me ready for warmer weather? I'm sooooo ready. Anyway, here we are at another week which means another project! :)
The creation for this week reminds me of the classic school teacher dress:

It has ties in the back, no shape whatsoever and it has pockets! Now, usually I love those dresses that have pockets, but these pockets were not so darling...they just made the hip area extra big and bulky.

What I liked about the dress:

-I like the pattern, it has little pink, purple and yellow flowers
-I liked the v-neck

I started the transformation by taking out the shoulder pads.

There they are!

The dress was quite big, so I had to take in each side to make it fit, and give the dress some much needed shape.

I took it in quite a bit, which resulted in cutting off the pockets, in case any of you were wondering. :)

I then went to town stitching up the sides, and also serging so there isn't an unraveling fabric.

It was then time to shorten it up and sew a new hem.

Since the dress is kind of flowy, I wanted to make sure the skirt still had that feel, so I aimed for the skirt to hit at the knee.

Here is what we ended up with:

I couldn't find a belt that looked good with this dress, so I just tied the ties in the front instead of the back (though you can't see it very well in the picture). I envision this dress being worn out in a field full of flowers or even wheat, I am sooo ready for spring!! :)

On another note, you should all check out my Etsy page. My wonderfully talented sister makes this AMAZING beaded  jewelry, it is seriously soo pretty. I'm listing some of her creations on my etsy page, so keep an eye out for more to come!

On a side note, does anyone know how to put a button that links to other pages on your blog? I've seen other people have etsy buttons on their blogs I can't figure it out.

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  1. Wow! Great job - I'm lucky if I can sew a straight line much less taking something in and competely changing the lines of something! Can you come to my house?! :)

  2. I love what the dress! I just happened upon your blog by accident and just love it.

  3. How cute is that?! When I saw the before picture I thought there was no way you could make that look cool - but you did it! :)

  4. OMJ. That means Oh My Jealous. I love how it turned out!!! You cuteness!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Love your guts

  5. Wow! You are so AWESOME! My 12 year old took some sewing classes last summer and I'm going through your posts and showing her how great your makeovers are. Hoping I can get her into it! :-)