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A mini dress made less mini February 8, 2009

Posted by Sarah in clothes, dress, fabric, flowers, gift, refashion, sewing, thrifty.
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My friend Janne gave me this sweet little lemon mini dress that she didn’t want anymore.  Being that I’m taller than the average bear, this dress is super short on me.  Cute, but not really that wearable.  img_4035

I rummaged through my box of trims and lace until I came across this sweet little floral ribbon.  Perfect!  I had just enough to go around the dress, like exactly the right amount and no more.img_4037I pinned the trim to the dress and then used a little piece of green ribbon to cover the join in the trim. img_4041

I sewed the trim to the bottom of the dress.  I think it looks very 60’s modish :)img_40441


I might embroider some little flowers around the neckline, though I’m not sure the dress really needs it.

Shorter is better – for hemlines anyway February 6, 2009

Posted by Sarah in clothes, dress, fabric, home made, refashion, sewing, thrifty.

I picked this dress up from a local thrift store a couple of months ago because I loved the colour.  It was two sizes too big for me but I saw immediate potential, and for $4 you can’t really complain can you.img_3330ximg_3323

I’ve been wearing it around the house recently as is, because its so big and roomy in this hot weather.  But I caught a glance of myself yesterday when I was shopping with it on and I realised that I really needed to do something about it.  Trust me, it wasn’t good.

Last night I took the bottom 3 inch panel of blue off with my quick unpick.   Today I took the sides in and took the bottom hem up another 7 inches.img_4008img_4010

It really does need a belt to break it up, but these two of mine will do until I get around to making something specific for it.img_4019img_4018

I love how it came out.  It’s quite cute I think!

Better late than never February 1, 2009

Posted by Sarah in fabric, tea towel.
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I finally got my tea towel calendar hung this week.  Isn’t it lovely?  I bought it from Cicada Daydream‘s Etsy store last year.  Love it.