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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 30: Blue Polka Dot Ruffle Dress

I love polka dots if you can't tell. Let's see I turned a polka dot shorts into a skirt HERE, and then I have a red polka dot dress HERE. So I am adding to my collection today..found this dress, another one of those mom, teacher dresses from the 90s.


I just loved the fabric! But I have a thing for polka dots. So first thing was to take off the bottom cut some of that nonsense off!


Fold over 2X and sew down!

Next time to slim it up and so I placed it on my dress form. If I can remove it from my dress form with out a zipper then we are good!

I attempted to take in the waist with elastic. But after numerous attempts I could not get it to work. The fabric was too slippery and I didn't want a crooked hem!

The dress was still sort of boring and I don't know if you remember my white ruffled dress I refashioned into a simple top?


I saved the leftover ruffle and today I am going to use it! Put the dress back on the dressform and I pinned the ruffle on to make my design.

I sewed it by hand. FUN! To pull in the waist I added a red satin belt I had in my closet. White just didn't work. I liked the simplicity of the satin but the color pop with the red.








Yay! Done! So happy with the outcome. And now I have a new dress. And yes I let you see in my glasses with my hair completely back. Hey it is hot outside! For more of my 60 days of blogging click here. Hey have you realized it but I have made it halfway?? Today is day 30 and I have 30 more days to go. Yess!

xoxoxox,
Lauren

5 comments:

Lovely Light said...

I would wear this! And I don't normally wear dresses!

Krugthethinker said...

Ah, this is so cute I can't even handle it! Great job!

La La Lauren!!! said...

Thank you both! :)

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I love these refashions!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

blissfulsewing said...

This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!
www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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