Tuesday, April 19, 2011

With a chop chop here and a chop chop there ...

From frump ...




to Fab!

I am so delighted that my daughter recognised the potential of this op-shop find! She told me she loved the bodice detail - self-covered buttons and a sweetheart neckline and decided it was worth risking a couple of bucks on! We chopped off a heap of fabric to create a more modern hemline, shortened the sleeves and added two under-the-bust darts for a bit more shape. I think the result is great and so does my girl! We had heaps of fabric over and used the chopped off sleeves to make a cute headband.



I also made a cover for a bag to use for Uni. I recovered one earlier this year but it is too stiff -  no slouch factor at all - I couldn't stuff heaps of books and things in it. Clearly, it had to go! I found a beauty in the oppie and eagerly parted  with my two bucks!


Boring ,bletchy, grey but a great shape. This is what it became ...


and a close-up ...


The wool suiting came from the op-shop as did all the other little bits and pieces. I am really happy with it - I kinda feel like a kid with new stationary at the beginning of the school year! What fun it has been to have daughter #2 home for a few days!

6 comments:

Erica Louise said...

Very cute, the dress, headband and the bag, well done on your refashion-to-fab projects!

Lyndel said...

oh the dress and headband are great,... but the bag..WOW! I just love it♥

Jay @ Finki said...

two fabulous transformations. I would never have picked that dress up, but look at her, tre' funky indeed ( :

sue said...
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Ro Bruhn said...

Love the re-vamp, a complete transformation.

Mogs Designs said...

Great restyling, E looks gorgie!
The bag is brillant
M xxx