Tuesday, August 30, 2011

$3 Dress Refashion

Yep you read that correctly.
I purchased this knit dress at target for $3.00
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but what I did know is that I have been sooo in love with knits lately and the fact that it is striped was just an added bonus.
This was super easy and only took me one evening of work after Ruby had gone to bed, and while Mr. C played his PS3.

Since it was an XL I had to take in the sides of the top. I didn't take any in off of the skirt part

I also took off those waist band hangy thingys....didn't want those. And then I changed the neck line.
Instead of a faux wrap top, I made it just a plain V-neck. And I love the way it turned out.

I love the way it turned out. Can't wait to see what people think.
Have a great day!!!!!!

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  1. love it, love it! The belt looks so great with it too, nice work!

  2. Great ensemble! You are as clever as your mom with the sewing machine.

  3. Holy Hannah~ You got some MAD skills woman! Love that dress, you should've bought the whole lot of ugly XL's with the hangy belt thing...and then transformed them too and sold them!~ I want one!

  4. Elyse! You are amazing! That looks so cute! I've said it since 8th grade and I'm sticking to it... if I could look like anyone...it'd be you. :) (and I wouldn't mind your sewing skills too!)

  5. Great redo and this would look so cute with a scarf for the crisp cool nights that are coming finally!

  6. Looks great! I'd love some instructions on how you changed the neckline.

  7. Wow so cute! I wish I knew how to do this kind of stuff. It really is beautiful. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  8. Oh my, I am coveting this big time. You did a great job!!

  9. Super cute, loved it when I saw you in it the other day. Sweet sewing!

  10. Way to go! That's an amazing deal, and a simple, yet great transformation. I've always wanted to do more of things type of things. Thanks for inspiring me to keep checking out those sales rack!

  11. beautiful! love the colors...the pattern...the belt....great job!

  12. I love this idea! You are so creative! I’d love for you to link your adorable project to Things I’ve Made Thursdays. I’m trying something new this week- We have two sections to the party- one for kids’ things and one for “Anything”!! I think this post would be an awesome addition to the “Anything Goes” party!

    Hope you’ll stop by on Thursday and link up!

  13. What a cute Dress!

    I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...and follow too! ;-)

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse

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  15. That dress is so cute! Great job!


  16. Wow! Amazing simple changes = much better and beautiful dress.

    Also, I would like to personally invite you to our new Rockin’ link party every Friday at RoCa and Company. Come and show off this dress this coming Friday. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @
    RoCa and Company


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