Introduction: Upcycling a Thrifted Dress

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I marked the dress 22 inches above the hem.

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In addition to removing the top portion of the dress, I removed the buttons and those weird tie thingies in the back. (I actually sewed them together and used them for my waist band).

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I gathered the dress, attached the waistband, created a back seam, and added a zipper.

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I used some of the leftover fabric to create pockets.

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I paired my new skirt with a top I thrifted from the Goodwill for $4.00...

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and these pearl and gold earrings.. of course I made them!


OlwenKelly (author)2015-03-01

I love this! I think you should make a matching crop top from the other half. It would be really cool.

natsconfessions (author)2014-11-11

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you liked this project!

Mielameri (author)2014-08-10

Final picture: soooo cute! Thanks for the inspiring ible :)!

applegir1 (author)2014-08-10

Lovely! Great job! I am into upcycling too ")

applegir1 (author)2014-08-10

Lovely! Great job! I am into upcycling too ")

tofugami (author)2014-08-09

Cute! I like to upcycle clothes too.

watchmeflyy (author)2014-08-08

Looks stylish!

reikimaster5555 (author)2014-08-08

love this. I like to re-purpose things from the thrift stores also. some of my favorite clothes are re-done from the thrift store or from yard sales. I don't look at something and wonder if it will fit, I look at it and ask what can I make with this?

audreyobscura (author)2014-08-08

This is really clever! So cute, and simple. Sometimes my favorite Instructables are the simplest.

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