If you like more sewing projects be on the lookout. I may be new to sewing but that just means I have a lot of projects to post. "I Smell Good" Mr. Bunny is already posted.  I'm working on a steampunk costume too.

BONUS: Infinity Scarf DIY also included in this instructables (last step).

I was so excited, this day has arrived! When I was growing up I used to spend hours pretending to be a fashion designer. I would draw dresses on ladies whose faces I made up. And then pretend they were ladies I knew when someone asked. Next came my Barbie phase where she got everything from a tissue paper dress to a duct tape, fantasy dress.
But I really wanted to make something for myself even though I had literally no sewing skills. A while back more inspiration hit when I read an article by Yahoo about Marisa Lynch who blogged about how she remade 365 different dresses from old dresses: one old, turn new dress for every day of year. Amazing! Check out her blog for before and after pics and get inspired. Her blog is newdressaday.com.

Be sure to read the highlighted stuff in this blog for helpful tips.

BTW, sorry for the poor pictures on this instructable they were lots of selfies through a mirror in the middle of the night. 

Step 1: Find the Perfect Ugly, Old Dress

I have to admit that I have a hard time finding a dress that fits me well. I'm pear shaped and have a long torso. Like with any gal, I want to look nice. All shapes and sizes of women are beautiful, we each just got to find the right dress. And if the dress isn't quite right, we'll have to modify it.
To find the perfect ugly dress I hit up the local thrift stores. I knew this big ugly blue dress was the one because it had a lot of fabric to work with, was larger size than me, the fabric was in good shape, and I liked the print, a pretty navy with a splash of print to accent it. If this is your first time making this, I would suggest making sure to work with a fabric that is not too sheer. Turned out mine was and it was harder to sew and definitely need shorts underneath or to wear with leggings because of it. The cost was only $5 for my dress which is reasonable for my local area.

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