DIY Dress Revamp

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!

DIY Dress Revamp

This maxi dress has always reminded me of Neapolitan ice cream!

DIY Dress Revamp

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.

DIY Dress Revamp

The first thing that I did was cut the body piece off of the dress.

DIY Dress Revamp

BOOM!

DIY Dress Revamp

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!

DIY Dress Revamp

It goes perfectly under this breezy pink dress as an added layer.

DIY Dress Revamp

The slip also can act as a long tank.

DIY Dress Revamp

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.

DIY Dress Revamp

The bottom of the dress had a LOT of extra fabric.

DIY Dress Revamp

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...

DIY Dress Revamp

...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.

DIY Dress Revamp

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.

DIY Dress Revamp Washer

Here's the wrapping part:

DIY Dress Revamp

DIY Dress Revamp

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.

DIY Dress Revamp

The final product looks really funky and cool.

DIY Dress Revamp

That's it! Out of 1 dress came:

-A slip

-A tank top

-A nightshirt

-2 Necklaces

Such fun! Do you own anything that can be created into something else? Do tell!

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