Transforming an Old Dress Into Something New I've always loved clothing revamps.
So, when I noticed that this dress was on its last legs I thought it would be the perfect piece to transform!
This maxi dress has always reminded me of Neapolitan ice cream!
As an added bonus it's layered. It flows, but has a tighter body piece underneath which makes sure everything stays covered.
The major issue with the dress was pilling, especially toward the bottom.
The first thing that I did was cut the body piece off of the dress.
This is actually my favorite thing to come out of the dress. It's like having a slip, but a slip that fits very well and is extremely soft!
It goes perfectly under this breezy pink dress as an added layer.
The slip also can act as a long tank.
Again, it's soooo comfy cozy. This might be my new favorite tank. (Or slip.)
I also wanted to do something with the rest of the dress. So, I cut it up into different pieces. The first piece was long enough to become a nightshirt.
The bottom of the dress had a LOT of extra fabric.
I decided to turn the extra fabric into necklaces. This post by Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth served as an inspiration. Her post was about creating a scarf; I was more interested in long and layered necklaces.
I cut the fabric into long strips...
...then gathered two of the strips that were similar in color (navy & mint). I wrapped them around my neck twice. Notice the gold / bronze thing on both sides of the necklace? It's actually electrical wire. I purchased a couple of inches of it at the hardware store for $.79. No special tools needed! I just cut the electrical wire with a regular pair of scissors. The wire held its shape as it was wrapped around the cloth.
While I was at the hardware store I also picked up 3 washers for a total of $.48. I wanted the second necklace to be a bit funky and thought it would be cool to wrap the fabric around the washers.
Here's the wrapping part:
Just like the electric wire necklace, I took two strips of the same color and put them together (this time it was pink and mint), and layered them with my covered washers.
The final product looks really funky and cool.
That's it! Out of 1 dress came:
-A tank top
Such fun! Do you own anything that can be created into something else? Do tell!