Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Refashioned pink dress. Because it's spring, baby!

Today I'm showing you guys my latest sewing project. And side note, these pictures were taken pre-haircut! I (Jessica) actually just took seven (!!!) inches off my hair today! Anyways, back to the dress:

refashioned pink gap dress

This dress is (yet another) refashion of a 90's era thrift store find. Are you shocked? Who am I kidding, no one is shocked.



Those of you who've been following us for a while, you might remember that last summer I refashioned this blue floral vintage Gap dress by simply re-hemming it to hit me at mid thigh:

http://www.domesticblisssquared.com/2013/07/my-new-favorite-summer-dress.html

Also, I had a tan.

Well, while thirifting this winter (without the tan) I came across the same Gap dress--in pink, with little yellow flowers all over it! I absolutely love my blue version, and I knew that with a new hem it's pink sister would be just as fantastic. And guess what? I was right!

refashioned pink gap dress

I wanted a slightly different hem for the pink version, so I used the hemming technique I wrote about in my basic tank top tutorial for making a scooped hemline (higher on the sides and rounded in the front and back). I made the back longer then the front for a bit of a high-low/shirt-tail effect.

refashioned pink gap dress

And I can't tell you how much I love it. Also, I can bend over without flashing anyone. Always a plus.

Added bonus, while it's still too cold to wear it here without something covering my cold arms, I can top it off with my new DIY cropped sweater! You guys got to see a lot of that sweater in my last 7x7 wardrobe remix. It's been getting a ton of use! I'll be showing you all how I refashioned it in the next week, so stay tuned.

refashioned pink gap dress

Apparently when I decide to wear DIY I go all out man, as I'm practically wearing refashioned/DIY from head to toe here. Next up: Learning to sew my own shoes. Just kidding! What would I shop for then?

But seriously, if you want to check out more of our sewing projects and refashions, you can find those here. And in the meantime, I'd love to hear what you all think of my new (old?) pink dress!

~Jessica

12 comments:

  1. Haha!!! Let's never make shoes. Love your dress!!!

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    1. come on Amy...let's make shoes!! You could make them no problem, right? You sew the shoes and I'll buy them from you?

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    2. Amy I'm serious...making shoes?

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    1. yeah, I'm more then a little bit obsessed!

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  3. The scooped hemline makes for such a cute look!

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  4. Super cute dress, I like the pink and blue one both. Please come share at our linky party tomorrow.

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  5. So cute, this has me wishing I could sew. I just had 6 inches of hair cut last night too! It takes some getting used to!

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  6. The dress is so cute and perfect for spring! I would love it if you'd share this at this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop--we love finding frugal and fashionable finds like this!
    http://carriethishome.com/2014/04/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-71/

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  7. This dress is just adorable. TOTES ADORBS <3

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