Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Dress Re-do For Grown-Ups

While Alaine happily styles her way through autumn with her re-made dress, I am sporting a re-do of my own. 

I'm not overly sentimental about clothing.  When it goes out of style or I can't wear it anymore, I'm usually fine with bagging it up and carting it away to the Goodwill.  Sometimes, my frugal side will take over and I'll tuck a used item into my fabric stash to be used later, but that's a different story. 

Recently, though, I came across a sundress in my closet that I hadn't worn in years.  I first wore it on our honeymoon, in the early months of our marriage, and the very beginning of my pregnancy with Gavin.  It had too many happy memories attached to let it go without a little heart tugging. 

me with my mom and sisters: wearing the dress on Easter Sunday 2002

Instead of tossing it out, I made a cut down both sides, saving the front panel.  I also cut a few inches off the botton, then I hemmed the frayed edges. I snipped the shoulder straps,  joining them to go around my neck, and added ties for my waist.

Now instead of a sundress, I have a memory-filled apron...just in time for the holiday baking season! 

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  1. Looks great! What a wonderful idea!

  2. What a great idea! You look so pretty. :)

  3. You and the dress are looking great!

  4. What a great idea! It turned out fabulously!

  5. I love it! The apron turned out great and that's a wonderful picture of you, too :)

  6. That is genius! I love it. I wonder if I have an old dress that would work for this, because I have needed an apron for a while and just haven't wanted to break down and use a pattern.

  7. Cute idea! I'd love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party because this is an special idea!

  8. Thanks so much for joining us, Kristin. I am now following you via GFC & Pinterest!


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