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Cherry Pop Refashion Frock

Added May 20, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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I bought this red dress at the Salvation Army (see last pic for before) for $2.50 in the perfect lipstick red that I was looking for.

Basically I cut the bottom half away from the bodice and turned it around so that the front became the back. I cut the ‘new’ bodice so that the sleeves and body were one piece.

I then sewed the rest of the skirt onto the bodice in gathers.

I imagined wearing this dress on a first Valentine’s Day Date. It had a very girl next door look to it. Not exactly ‘sexy’ but more ‘flirty’.

Material Notes





Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Romantic

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    Jun 14, 2010, 12.32 PMby sophie11

    Amazing refashion!! I can’t believe how you have such forsight to see what essentially was a silk tent and turn it into a gorgeous frock!!

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    May 28, 2010, 06.01 PMby badyan

    Beautiful! It is unbelievable how you used the tent-like thing to create such a hot piece!

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    May 26, 2010, 11.28 AMby klbull2000

    You are a magician. You turned a moomoo dress into into something unbelievably pretty.

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    May 24, 2010, 03.21 PMby baroness

    all your dresses are so pretty. i think i have become your fan!

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    May 24, 2010, 03.13 AMby guerillaembroidery

    unrecognisable from the orginal, it looks fantastic!

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    May 23, 2010, 02.50 PMby badkitty-1

    This is lovely and such a great use of that fabric. What a gorgous dress xx

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    May 23, 2010, 05.51 AMby artsyone76

    LOVE this! It is the perfect red! So fun!

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    May 21, 2010, 04.17 PMby feetyjammies

    The vision to see something in that original dress and the skill to create it?! Amazing!

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    May 21, 2010, 11.37 AMby zozowahine

    So amazing! I LOVE grown-on sleeves and this is one of the nicest examples I’ve ever seen. You have a real vision to see something so awesome in such a passable original dress!

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    May 21, 2010, 07.37 AMby davee09

    i think im in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so cute!!!!!!!!!!!

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    May 21, 2010, 06.11 AMby kiwistitcher

    WOW – truly inspired & looks very vintage designer :) love the colour & the style – great job

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    May 21, 2010, 01.05 AMby lovethebag

    Refashion? More like totally reworked! Great job finding the diamond within :)

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    May 20, 2010, 10.59 PMby gillthecat

    how fantastic,, in scotland we have an expression you cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear,, but you have well done

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    May 20, 2010, 10.10 PMby littlecottondresses

    Talk about major makeover. This is so inspiring!

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    May 20, 2010, 07.31 PMby ellene

    so beautiful!

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    May 20, 2010, 06.34 PMby gray

    RESPECT!! You could see anything cute, flirty, young out of the charity horror you bought!! It is so wonderful. Great job…

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    May 20, 2010, 06.26 PMby brenda42

    Oh wow; this is lovely. The color is perfect and I love the silhouette. Inspiring!

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    May 20, 2010, 06.06 PMby lizah

    wow I love it!

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    May 20, 2010, 05.44 PMby littlewren

    totally fab! : )

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    May 20, 2010, 05.33 PMby domesticatedhuman

    PERFECTION! I absolutely adore this, and what a steal! Love love love.

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    May 20, 2010, 03.48 PMby tamezdc

    I am a fan of yours! I love all your refashioned projects.

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    May 20, 2010, 03.46 PMby msgems

    Dear grosgrain, please stop making such amazing dresses… I am getting far too jealous! Thank you :-D p.s I love it – cant believe something so pretty can come out of such a monstrosity!

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    May 20, 2010, 03.05 PMby calicocouture

    So pretty! I love the color, and the photos are cute.

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    May 20, 2010, 02.49 PMby frankiesoup

    Wow! Hard to believe that dress is the same one! I would never have picked up the original – you must have a real eye for potential!

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    May 20, 2010, 02.30 PMby ajtak7171

    Aaaaww, SO CUTE! I love it, I want it!

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    May 20, 2010, 02.29 PMby smallone

    wow super refashion!

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    May 20, 2010, 02.20 PMby robygiup

    It’s incredible how you turned it out from that old dress!!! The result is absolutely lovely! :D

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    May 20, 2010, 02.16 PMby susisonne


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    May 20, 2010, 02.16 PMby bellbellsews

    I’m amazed at how such a gorgeous dress was borne of such a strange garment!! It’s so beautiful – congratulations.

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    May 20, 2010, 02.08 PMby anna agyekum

    LOVE it

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