This dress caught my eye in the thrift store last week...
How cute is that! Well, for the most part...What I liked about this dress:
-I love, LOVE the lavender stripes
-I really like the summer-y feel
I am not so crazy about the bright tie-dyed butterflies. They aren't horrible, but it just seemed like there were a few too many.
My husband (he really is amazing by the way) gave me the idea to make a cute little summer tote bag (those are my words, not his, haha). So leading up to when I actually started working on this, I thought I would make a tote bag; but I just kept thinking how it would make such a cute little dress!
So I gave in and went to work on making a cute little beachy/summery sundress!
I started by cutting off the top (which included some of those in-your-face butterflies).
I thought about cutting out the other butterflies toward the bottom, but then the dress would have been crazy short, and I liked the current length, so I decided that they would stay-they are kind of cute in small amounts, and in a summery dress :)
Since there was no zipper in this dress (which by the way, made it really, really hard to get on before I cut off the top...seriously, my head barely fit through, and I don't think I have an abnormally large head or anything) I decided to go with elastic to hold up the dress.
I sewed the casing for the elastic, fed it through, and then sewed the ends to secure it.
I then hand sewed the opening and voila! It was finished!
All ready for summertime! Oh, and I forgot to mention that the dress has pockets! LOVE pockets!
Doesn't this just make you want to be at the beach? Or at least out in the sun! :)
I listed this super cute dress Here on my etsy shop. Since it is elastic top, it will fit sizes small-medium.
I also have been brainstorming with my awesomely creative sister on different options for vintage buttons. I came up with this the other day:
It is a vintage button bib style necklace. The base is actually a repurposed shoulder pad from the flower-tastic dress. I may have just found a use for all these shoulder pads I am collecting! :)
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