Blueberry Pie Refashion Frock

Added Jul 2, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...

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I go to the thrift store every Wednesday but I don’t always find something that is usable. I like the dresses to have a punchy print. This dress was perfect. See before photo at bottom.

I love the color scheme of red white and royal blue. It’s so summer and light.

Originally this dress fit like a Hawaiian moomoo. To refashion it I cut it at the waist. With the extra material I took from the midsection I created a waist band with two decorative straps that come together near the front with two antique white buttons.

I then sewed two strips of royal blue material that matched the blue tulips on the dress into the bottom as a trim. And finally added white piping along all of the seams.

I also created the hair piece. It is made from layers of red stretched nylon chiffon petals with a canary yellow button in the center and blue velvet ribbon ties.

I don’t normally paint my fingernails. Like I mentioned before in this blog, I’ve never been the manicure type. But I recently dyed my hair without using rubber gloves which made my fingernails absolutely DISGUSTING!

They look like I’ve been clawing at the ground all day. This happens every time I dye my hair and I have to dye a lot. Every since I was 17 I’ve been getting long white hairs. They stand out against my dark black locks.

So long story short I had to paint them a very opaque color. Red was the most appropriate for this dress.

I got the table flowers from our own garden. I don’t really know what sort of flower they are but when they bloom they are the most beautiful, full flora around our home.

It made me a little sad to cut two off. I tried to break it to them easily. Before I did it, I walked past the bushes and told them I had to cut two of them at the stem. I imagined they all waited in fear for the next ten minutes until I came back with the scissors and made the difficult choice.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Mod, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 6, 2010, 09.15 PMby sophielophie

    I love the waist band and the fabric is lovely and summery!

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    Jul 5, 2010, 11.54 AMby anna agyekum

    lovely photos lovely dress x

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    Jul 4, 2010, 03.47 PMby loyl8

    super adorable and perfect for the 4th!!!

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    Jul 3, 2010, 04.59 PMby kelepso

    Beautiful job. You’re amazing. I love the refashion. I think I’d like to try it one day.

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    Jul 3, 2010, 02.46 AMby nessys

    So sweet – love what you’ve done to the dress – once again, your skills soar in the sky like fireworks!!

    I also really appreciate your respect for the flowers. This touches my heart.

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    Jul 2, 2010, 10.12 PMby jamaicanqueen

    This dress is beautiful.. Great job!!!!!

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    Jul 2, 2010, 06.33 PMby cbsheff

    Super charming and adorable.

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    Jul 2, 2010, 06.27 PMby moonstar

    haha you are so cute wanting to break it easily to your flowers. :) btw cute dress.

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    Jul 2, 2010, 03.40 PMby leahfranqui

    So so cute!

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    Jul 2, 2010, 03.02 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable remake!

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    Jul 2, 2010, 02.44 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    this is adorable! Good refashion.

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