Monday, April 2, 2012
Another deconstruction, upcycle project here, this time I used a woman's size 6 bebe dress made of light blue silk dupioni. You can see how the original dress (didn't) fit my daughter in the before photo...
the cp blog, where her inspiration was a RED Valentino dress worn by Elle Fanning in Teen Vogue February 2012.
This is how I turned a used woman's size 6 bebe dress into an Easter dress for my 4 year old daughter...
From the fabric pieces that I cut off, I made the 3 bows & bias tape, but the bias tape wasn't cut on the bias as I didn't have enough fabric.
This dress cost $0 to make as the original dress was given to me as a gift. I used some thread & electricity to run my sewing machine, otherwise I only used the fabric from the original dress & reinstalled the original 16 inch invisible zipper & the hook & eye closure.
There are only a hand full of tiny fabric scraps left over.
If you're interested in sewing a version of this in a woman's size, here is a pattern that might work for you:
Simplicity 2282 which was inspired by a vintage 1960s Simplicity 6225
Happy Easter everyone !
PS this type of challenge is my favorite to do, if you like this sort of project, too, feel free to check out these other ones I did:
:: silver bridesmaid skirt to jingle bell dress
:: light blue bridesmaid dress to Cinderella dress-up dress
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