September 27, 2010

High School Prom Dress Turned Tea Party Skirt

You haven't heard much from me lately because I have been assisting other people with their projects, taking care of a sick child, then resting a lot on the couch because I also got sick.

Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who takes good care of me. Without me even asking him to, he went and took pictures of this project, so I would have something to post!!

Here's an overdue post!

A while ago, I found this dress at a thrift store. I believe it was probably some one's high school formal.

Hopefully, I am not offending anyone by saying that I find the dress rather plain despite the fabric's potential, and I don't think the beadwork is helping it.

Here is a shot of the back.

At any rate, I saw some raw potential in this dress and decided to transform it.

I transformed the dress into this...

Note the braided chiffon on the bottom edge of the waistband.

A skirt fit for a tea party!

I sewed the two arm straps together from the previous dress to make a headband.

I only used fabric from the previous dress and even re-used the zipper.

I purchased the shirt, and embellished the ruffles.

Although I don't think it takes much, it appears the new outfit even has the power to make her want to dance, "I'm a little teapot!"

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