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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dress Refashion // Tie Neck Dress

So I found this awesome dress at the thrift store.

Awesome, right? I could go camping in it. (In the poor dress's defense, it was originally a maternity dress.)

I really loved the fabric. It's a nice, swishy, machine-washable rayon in an adorable print.

I originally had planned to knock off a particular ModCloth dress, but was unable to find a contrasting fabric that I liked. (Don't worry, one day....just be patient.) I realized the swaths of fabric I cut off the bottom could easily be refashioned into my-super-favorite-style:  neck ties! 

The neck ties are rather hard to see in these pictures, but they're there. Promise. Gah! I may have created my new favorite dress. It just looks like a teacher dress, right? I love dresses with sleeves. 

Though I didn't create a tutorial for this dress, the premise is simple - take up a longer dress and turn the trimmed off bit into neck ties (see tutorial here).


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  1. So cute!I love it!
    Bonnie MS

  2. Great refashion! I love to recreate things I find at the thrift store! I love the neck tie idea you had.

  3. Very cute! I really like the neck ties, and the green belt goes really well :)

  4. Love it! I am blown away by your talent.... you have an eye for design and are an amazing seamstress! Have a great week!

    Take care,


  5. That is really adorable. You did such a good job adding shape and contour. I especially like the 3/4 sleeves-such a practical length.

  6. LOVE the tie at the neck! You did SOOO well!!!

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  8. Oh wow, that transformation is fantastic, you did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  9. I'd wear this dress in a heartbeat. I love rayon and I love tie necks! Great job... the fit is really nice now.

  10. Just found your blog. Love it! Following you. :)


  11. WOW! What a transformation!!

    Thanks for linking up with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week. We're thrilled you chose to join our party! Can't wait to see what you link up next week :o)

  12. This is cute! You did a great job!

  13. Kaitlin, you amaze me. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The DedicatedHouse. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. You are awesome! I love this dress! Im featuring it on Tuesday. Thanks for linking up!


  15. Wow, I love it!!!

    Liebe Grüße

  16. Wow you did a great job on this refashion! LOVE IT!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  17. Great job!
    Looks amazing.



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