Sunday, July 21, 2013

Updating A Thrifted Girl Dress

I bought this dress for ONE DOLLAR at a local consignment shop.  
The two other moms I was with (Ahem...Angelina, Ahem....Debra) turned their noses slightly up when I asked them what they thought of it...
but I had vision, yo! And that patchwork skirt?  How could I pass that up?!

Since I learn better by "seeing" than "reading", 
here's a little picture tutorial:

In the bottom left photo, I had pinned the ribbon rosette onto a white piece of fabric and then trimmed off all the excess you see as closely as I could so none of the white showed.  Then I hand-sewed the flower onto the front of the dress.  A little more time consuming than Miss Patience prefers, but fairly easy with very rewarding results! :)

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  1. That turned out really pretty nice score!

  2. Awww! So cute. That patchwork skirt is a selling point.

  3. I love, love your vision!
    It is just darling and so is the little girl wearing it.

  4. It's beautiful Kammy - but I think that little angel could make anything beautiful !!!!!!
    I have to smile though - cause I just know Mommy's staging her LOL

  5. Wow!!!The first photo is so adorable...I love the way it turned out! The rose is so pretty!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Such a pretty update on a darling dress!

  7. This s just precious, Kammy! Of course what wouldn't look gorgeous on that beautiful blondie??

  8. What do your friends say now? Cute dress!

  9. If that were any cuter, I could not stand it. Great vision and execution.


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