Okay let us face the truth my fellow crafters, we normally start our crafts to meet a need or want. I started to craft to get the things I wanted, for example a cute tote bag, a feather hair peice, or the perfect skirt. When I meet my needs by crafting they are not exact replicas but they are close and a whole lot cheaper. Fabric however has become more expensive, leading most handy dandy crafters to patrole thrift stores for useable fabric, cheap plates, and peices that can be altered. Changing thrift store items are some of my favorite crafts.
Lately I have been craving the cute ultra mini dresses out there. Plus I love the toughness of the military style with cute girly girl accents such as heels and bows. While thrift store shopping I found this dress, featured below. I knew it had great potential.
How I altered this dress was easy peasy. Since it was pretty much my size *the tie back helps me make the dress tighter when neccesary*. All I had to do was cut and hem the bottom and sleeves.
This dress cost me less than 2 dollars!!!!
Here was some of my inspiration: *images via ModCloth
Project rated – Begginer
– Find a dresses that you would like to have.
– Look through thrift stores fo something similar.
-Find a thrift dress your size but not your style.
– measure from the seam line attaching the skirt to the bodice and measure to the length you desire. NOTE: have someone else do this part for you while the dress is on!!!
– Mark with chalk.
-Cut where you marked.
– Repeat for sleeves.
– SEW THAT BABY!
– Press your new dress.
– Put it on and bask in your handmade glory.
Here is my dress before my alterations:
Dont you just love neon socks!? Well I do, as you can see this dress screams GRANDMA!!
…. FINALLY! here is my updated version of this dress by alteration!
Miss Fluff N’ Stuff just couldn’t stay out of the shot, she can’t be away from her mommy for one second! No she can’t! *stop baby talk*
Once again keep in mind that my mother has to shoot my pictures so they will not be the quality I would like to have… If only I could do both… One day.
Here are some more views
Thanks for reading!
Now get out there and start making!! 🙂